Hospital Medicine- Content Blueprint
Note: Because of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) publication, NCCPA will adapt its content blueprints, disease and disorder lists, and psychiatry-related terminology within test questions to conform to DSM-5 classifications and diagnostic criteria for all of our examinations beginning in 2015, according to the following timeline:
CAQ Examinations administered from August 2015 to July 2016:
In these examinations, psychiatry-related terminology within test questions will include the DSM-5 terminology followed by the DSM-IV-TR terminology in parentheses. Example: illness anxiety disorder (hypochondriasis)
Based on delays in implementation of DSM-5 guidelines within the field of psychiatry, NCCPA will continue to present psychiatry-related terminology within test questions in the manner outlined above until further notice.
Within the content areas, the following Health Care Systems will be addressed:
- Stewardship of resources
- Transitions in care
- Quality/Patient safety
- Palliative care/Pain management
- Perioperative care
- Drug safety
- Preventative care
Hospital Medicine - Disease/Disorder List
To view a list of some of the diseases and disorders that may appear on the Hospital Medicine CAQ Examination, click here. Keep in mind that the list may not be all-inclusive of the topics covered on the exam.
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