An educational video improves physician knowledge of a public health care law that affects patient care during hospital clinical practice

  • Amber R. Comer
    School of Health and Human Sciences, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN , United States.
  • James Slaven
    Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States.
  • Alexia Torke
    Department of Internal Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States.


When public health laws are passed that affect clinical practice within hospitals, it is important to educate physicians about best practices in implementing these laws into routine patient care in hospitals. An educational video was developed to inform physicians about a new state public health care law. This study sought to determine whether an educational video about a new state public health care law improves physicians’ knowledge of the law and how to implement the law during clinical practice. A total of n=33 internal medicine physicians participated in this study. This study found that an educational video was successful in increasing physician knowledge about a new public health care law that affects clinical practice. The utilization of validated educational videos may provide a useful resource when attempting to provide education about new public health laws that effect the provision of medical care


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