Data Research, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Jun  2019, Pages 33-40; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Summative Assessment of Physician Education Training under Government Quality Improvement Program for Breast Cancer Suspicious Cases Management in Taiwan

Data Research, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Jun  2019, Pages 33-40.

DOI: 10.31058/

Hung Chao-Ming 1,2,3 , Huang Hsin-I 3 , Liu Chia-Ju 1*

1 Graduate Institute of Science Education & Environmental Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2 Department of Surgery, E-Da Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

3 Center of Cancer Program Development, E-Da Cancer Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Received: 24 May 2019; Accepted: 15 June 2019; Published: 28 June 2019

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Breast cancer is major women public health burden in Taiwan. Over two million consecutive screening mammography examinations was yield over 10 years via the breast screening program, and lead to a huge demand on the management for breast cancer suspicious cases. The related education training is demanded to help the practitioners to engage with the updated information and correctly managements for suspicious cases. This study aimed to conduct a summative assessment of physician education training under government quality improvement program for breast cancer suspicious cases management in Taiwan. A total of 20 education training courses were conducted within year 2016 and 2017 in north, middle and south Taiwan. The examination records of each physician were retrospectively collected and analyzed. The study results revealed the continuing education training courses could improve the performance of physicians in annual comparison, which might help in their clinical practice. Furthermore, the education training also benefits for the quality improvement for breast cancer suspicious cases management including examination and early diagnosis, in order to render high quality clinical practice for early breast cancer population.


Breast Cancer, Physician, Education Training


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