US adults value health care provider skill evaluation

U.S. adults value health care provider skill evaluation
Most adults feel that health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program, including passing examinations, attending educational programs, and undergoing certification, regardless of time in practice, according to a report published by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists and the Citizen Advocacy Center.

(HealthDay)—Most adults feel that health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program, including passing examinations, attending educational programs, and undergoing certification, regardless of time in practice, according to a report published by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) and the Citizen Advocacy Center.

Researchers conducted an among 2,052 adults, aged 18 years and older, to examine the public's perception about the credentialing standards required of their .

According to the report, 91 percent of respondents feel it is important or very important that a health care professional has passed an examination relating to specific knowledge of their profession. Eighty-nine percent value the importance of health care professionals attending educational programs throughout their career to refresh their knowledge and learn about current evidence and technologies. Most respondents (85 percent) believe that an independent body of health professionals should evaluate the skills and knowledge of and certify their competence. Most respondents felt that long-practicing health care providers should not be excused from these requirements.

"As a health care certification body, the NBCRNA has the responsibility to ensure our certification and recertification programs reflect the ever evolving and complex demands of the health care environment to include the expectations of the patients we protect," Charles Vacchiano, Ph.D., president of the NBCRNA Board of Directors, said in a statement.

More information: More Information

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Docs anticipating changes ahead as ACA progresses

May 27, 2013

(HealthDay)—Most physicians expect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to continue as planned and expect further integration in the coming years, according to a report published by Deloitte.

Recommended for you

Can YouTube save your life?

12 hours ago

Only a handful of CPR and basic life support (BLS) videos available on YouTube provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, according to a new study published in Emergency Medicine Australasia, the jo ...

Doctors frequently experience ethical dilemmas

13 hours ago

(HealthDay)—For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.

AMGA: Physician turnover still high in 2013

13 hours ago

(HealthDay)—For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a report published by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).

Obese or overweight teens more likely to become smokers

14 hours ago

A study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds both good and bad news: weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular ...

Taking preventive health care into community spaces

15 hours ago

A church. A city park. An office. These are not the typical settings for a medical checkup. But a new nationwide study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows that providing health services in ...

User comments