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- Received August 30, 1993
- Revision received January 3, 1994
- Accepted January 12, 1994
- Published online June 1, 1994.
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr. Mark J. Eisenberg, Moffitt-Long Hospital/Box 0214, University of California, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143.
In recent years, guidelines have been issued for the standardization of physician training in various advanced cardiac procedures. One area that is often neglected by guidelines committees is the need for an adequate case mix during physician training. Case mix refers to the variety of patients and diseases that the trainee is exposed to during the course of learning a new procedure. Although physicians may perform the requisite number of procedures during their training, if the case mix is inadequate, the physician's competence in performing the procedure and interpreting its results may be inadequate as well.
↵1 Dr. Eisenberg was supported by Institutional National Research Service Award HL 07192, Training Program in Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
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- Received August 30, 1993.
- Revision received January 3, 1994.
- Accepted January 12, 1994.