Needs Assessment

Needs-assessment is standard and includes the process of identifying and analyzing data that reflects the rationale for a particular educational activity.

These needs may be: •

  • Presumed needs: new methods of diagnosis or treatment, development of new technology and changes that affect patient care.
  • Expressed needs: information gathered from past CME activities evaluations, surveys from target audience and consensus of
  • Demonstrated needs: quality assurance data, chart review, professional society requirements and literature citations.

The content of the educational activities designated for Credit must be free of commercial interests, scientifically based, accurate, and objectively presented