Faculty and trainee knowledge of hepatitis C infection at a tertiary care medical center

Kia Saeian, Fedja A. Rochling, Rebecca Burke, Dawn S. Bragg, Jose Franco

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Abstract

AIM: Assess the hepatitis C knowledge base of medical faculty, house staff and medical students at a tertiary care referral center. METHODS: A multiple choice test was administered to gastroenterology and medicine faculty, gastroenterology and medical subspecialty fellows, internal medicine residents, and students. The test consisted of 12 best-answer type questions which were equally distributed in the four areas of: general knowledge, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hepatitis C. RESULTS: A higher level of training enhanced the number of correct answers in the areas of general knowledge (p <0.001), treatment (p < 0.001), and diagnosis (p < .05), but it had no statistically significant effect in epidemiology (p = 0.09). CONCLUSIONS: A gradient of knowledge, reflecting the level of training, exists regarding hepatitis C infection at this facility. Such a test could be used to assess particular deficiencies, guide subsequent educational efforts and implement clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalWisconsin Medical Journal
Volume97
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1998

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