Blogging for medical education – a personal view


Medical education has evolved considerably from didactic and lecture-based to self-directed, especially with the rise of online platforms. While large organisations may commission or create entire customised courses for online learning, the individual teacher has a more modest and immediately accessible tool with which to disseminate information to students and other learners: blogging.

Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) in chronic heart failure

Background: Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) is an essential tool for assessing the quality of chronic disease management. The optimal method for delivering a PREMs survey however is unknown. This study reports two methods for assessing PREMs in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF).

Methods:  A bespoke online and postal survey delivered to community-based CHF patients in Scotland.