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Table 1 Importance of selected educational activities for professional updating shown as the proportion (%) indicating the activity to be of great or very great importance.

From: Doctors' learning habits: CME activities among Norwegian physicians over the last decade

  2004 (N = 1005) 1993 (N= 1041)
Congresses, CME courses 82.4 79.9
Reading medical journals 70.8 65.4
Formalized meetings at workplace* 56.2 46.0
Reading textbooks etc 51.5 46.5
Informal contact with colleagues 44.6 44.5
Referral information, feedback from colleagues 33.7 38.4
Feedback from patients 30.2 34.5
Formalized supervision* 26.7 38.6
Own research 20.4 20.0
Systematic self-evaluation 18.3 21.3
Notices from health authorities 13.5 12.0
Industry ads and information 13.1 10.7
Lay media 1.0 2.1
  1. *) Statistically significant differences due to not overlapping 95 % confidence intervals
  2. Ranking according to importance in 2004.