We sought to determine if interactive, case-based online continuing medical education (CME) could improve the clinical competence of primary care physicians (PCPs) and diabetologists/endocrinologists (D/Es) regarding clinical application of guidelines and individualized diabetes management. A 3-question case-based and 1-question confidence linked pre-/post-assessment study design and McNemar’s chi-squared test were used. P values are shown as a measure of significance. The activity launched May 3, 2017, and data collected through June 6, 2017. PCPs (N=473) demonstrated a lower baseline knowledge level compared to D/Es (N=198) as shown by the following baseline data:
35% of PCPs compared to 61% of D/Es corrently individualized treatment for a patient with T2D and HF.
22% of PCPs compared to 37% of D/Es correctly individualized treatment for a patient with newly diagnosed T2D and multiple comorbidities.
26% more D/Es and 36% more PCPs correctly individualized the T2D treatment regimen of a patient with comorbid HF.
15% more D/Es and 11% more PCPs addressed the importance of lifestyle modification in a patient with newly diagnosed T2D.
47% more D/Es and 49% more PCPs correctly individualized pharmacotherapy intensification in a patient with T2D.
20% of D/Es and 32% of PCPs reported an increase in confidence initiating or intensifying treatment in patients with T2D.
A. Larkin: None. K.L. Hanley: None. C.S. Healy: None. A. Le: None.