The Impact of Continuing Medical Education on Physician Practice
Summary: Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Clinical Center, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2009, page 22749 and allowed 60-days for public comment. One comment was received:
‘These meetings should be on computer software and the general population of this nation should be able to attend. This is a very cheap way to distribute information, the general public can have some understanding of what you are telling doctors to do and the open ness of the project will help all americans. It is time to stop secret meetings. They cost more for taxpayers, they don't get the message through when videotapes can be made of the information transmitted. This 1935 style of getting out information is seriously expensive and a stupid way to do business in 2009. Obama said to open up the process—its time to do that.'
The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. The National Institutes of Health may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection that has been extended, revised, or implemented on or after October 1, 1995, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
Proposed Collection: Title: The Impact of Continuing Medical Education on Physician Practice. Type of information Collection Request: New. Need and Use of Information Collection: This study will assess the value of the training programs administered by the Office of Clinical research Training and Medical Education. The primary objective of the survey is to determine if training programs have had an impact on whether the trainees are performing clinical research, hold an academic appointment, have National Institutes of Health funding sources as well as to obtain information from the trainees as to what part of the National Institutes of Health medical education program they feel could be improved upon, the quality of the mentoring program, and how their National Institutes of Health training has contributed to their current clinical competence. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Affected Public: Individuals and businesses. Type of Respondents: Physicians, dentists, medical students, dental students, nurses, PhDs, and other Health Care Providers. The annual reporting burden is as follows: Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2. Average Burden Hours per Response: 0.017; and Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours Requested: 340.
Request For Comments: Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Direct Comments to OMB: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, or by fax to 202-395-6974, Attention: Desk Officer for NIH. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, contact: Linda Wisniewski, Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education, Clinical Center, Building 10, Room: 1N252B, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, or call 301-496-9425 or E-mail your request, including your address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30-days of the date of this publication.Start Signature
Dated: September 15, 2009.
Project Clearance Liaison, Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.
[FR Doc. E9-23334 Filed 9-28-09; 8:45 am]
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