The C.L.E.A.R. Score: A New Comprehensive Assessment Method for Academic Physicians in Military Medical Centers
Authors: Buller, Jerome L.; Tetteh, Hassan A.
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 177, Number 7, July 2012 , pp. 856-862(7)
Introduction: Evaluation of medical officer performance is a critical leadership role. Objectives: This study offers a comprehensive evaluation system for military physicians. Methods: The Comprehensive Assessment equation (COMPASS equation), a modified Cobb‐Douglas equation, was developed to evaluate academic physicians. The COMPASS equation assesses military physicians within five comprehensive dimensions: (1) Clinical (2) Leadership, (3) Educational (4) Administrative, and (5) Research productivity excellence to yield a composite “C.L.E.A.R. Score.” Results: The COMPASS equation's fidelity was tested with a cohort of military physicians within the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Capital District Region and a C.L.E.A.R. score was calculated for individual physicians. Mean C.L.E.A.R score was 53.6 ± 28.8 (range 10.1‐98.5). The responsiveness of the model was tested using two hypothetical physician models: “low-performing-faculty” and “super-faculty,” and calculated C.L.E.A.R. scores were 6.3 and 153.4, respectively. Conclusions: The C.L.E.A.R. score appears to recognize and assess the performance excellence of military physicians. Weighting measured characteristics of the COMPASS equation can be used to promote organizational priorities. Thus, leaders of military medicine can communicate institutional priorities and inculcate them through use of the COMPASS equation to reward and recognize the activities of military medical officers that are commensurate with institutional goals.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 2012
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