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Research Article  |   May 1981
Continuing Education: A Quality Assurance Approach
Author Affiliations
  • Susan C. Robertson, M.S., OTR, was an Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, at the time this article was prepared. She has since joined the AOTA National Office staff, Division of Professional Development
  • E. Davis Martin, Jr., Ed.D., was Director of Continuing Studies, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, when this paper was written. He is now Assistant Dean, School of Community Services at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
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Research Article   |   May 1981
Continuing Education: A Quality Assurance Approach
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 312-316. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.312
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 312-316. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.312
Abstract

In the arena of accountability measures in health care recertification mechanisms are being evaluated for their cost-effectiveness in occupational therapy. The use of continuing education as one recertification option raises concern about the efficacy of educational activities. One measure of program quality is the continuing education unit. Criteria for its award are delineated. Several methods for implementing the measurement of educational activities in occupational therapy are examined.