AMDA Lists Competencies for Long-Term and Postacute Care Physicians

November 8, 2013 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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AMDA has issued a list of competencies for attending physicians working in long-term care and postacute care, states an October 21, 2013, press release from the organization. The competencies are grouped into five categories. The first category addresses foundation competencies involving communication, professionalism, and ethics. The second addresses the medical care delivery process, covering issues such as problem recognition, goal identification, diagnosis, and care planning. The third relates to systems, addressing use of resident databases, level-of-care determinations, and care transitions, for example.

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