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Publications

Abstracts for research papers, reports, and commentaries that are supported in part or in full by the ABP or ABP Foundation or on which ABP staff serve as authors – and have been published in major journals – are provided below.

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Lannon C, Nichols DG
2020
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
ABSTRACT:

The quality of care for children and adults in the United States is variable and often suboptimal. Approaches that improve the systems of care for entire patient populations are needed. The certifying medical boards can contribute to driving change by ensuring that improving care and outcomes for patients and families is the priority. The American Board of Pediatrics has catalyzed collaborative improvement networks, resulting in improved health outcomes for children, fostered partnerships with patients and families, and brought together key stakeholders to advocate for network improvement...

Turner DA, Boyer DL, Dwyer A, Czaja AS, Odetola FO, Schuette J, Wheeler D, Winkler M, Goodman DM
2020
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
ABSTRACT:

Objectives
To describe the practice analysis undertaken by a task force convened by the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Sub-board to create a comprehensive document to guide learning and assessment within Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Design
An in-depth practice analysis with a mixed-methods design involving a descriptive review of practice, a modified Delphi process, and a survey.

Setting
Not applicable.

Subjects
Seventy-five Pediatric Critical...

Furter RA, Dwyer AC
2020
Applied Measurement in Education
ABSTRACT:

Maintaining equivalent performance standards across forms is a psychometric challenge exacerbated by small samples. In this study, the accuracy of two equating methods (Rasch anchored calibration and nominal weights mean) and four anchor item selection methods were investigated in the context of very small samples (N = 10). Overall, nominal weights mean equating slightly outperformed Rasch equating for three of the four anchor item selection methods, but Rasch equating slightly outperformed nominal weights mean equating when anchor items were selected to be near the cut score. The results...

Mink RB, Wininger DA, Turner A, Leslie LK, Balmer DF, Hofkosh D, McGuinness GA, Muchmore EA
2020
Pediatrics
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ABSTRACT:

Graduating residents are under contract until June 30 and may be assigned patient care responsibilities up until this date. However, those pursuing subspecialty training are often expected to begin fellowship on July 1, posing a significant hardship, especially for those who must relocate to another region. In addition, many programs require incoming fellows to attend institutional orientation while they are still residents.1 Thus, programs and trainees must make difficult decisions that potentially disregard contractual obligations, jeopardize patient care, and limit orientation, all...

Green C, Leyenaar JK, Turner AL, Leslie LK
2020
Pediatrics
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Background and Objectives
There is an urgent need to prepare pediatricians to care for children with behavioral and mental health (B/MH) conditions. In this study, we evaluate the perceived competence of pediatric residents and recent graduates in the assessment and treatment of B/MH conditions, characterize variation in competence across residency programs, and identify program characteristics associated with high competence.

Methods
Cross-sectional survey of applicants for the initial certifying examination in pediatrics. Questions...

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