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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The bedside manners of doctors is one of the elements that will be considered when assessing their competency.
The Deputy Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Ismail Merican, said doctors must provide evidence that they had the knowledge and skills to be effective, competent, safe and reliable healthcare providers.
The competency assessment will cover all allied healthcare providers, including doctors.
Dr Ismail said what the Health Ministry hoped to implement with its involvement in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of healthcare providers was to link the assessment to …