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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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Althouse LA, Stockman JA
2011
The Journal of Pediatrics
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ABSTRACT:

For several decades, the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has assimilated workforce data using questionnaires administered in association with its various examinations and through a tracking system that provides an annual update of residents and fellows in training. These data provide critical information regarding trainees and practitioners in pediatrics and the overall workforce landscape. In 2006, The Journal published a series of workforce reports for general pediatrics and the 13 subspecialties for which the ABP currently administered examinations. The first report...

Freed GL, Dunham KM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2010
Pediatrics
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Historically, the specialties classified as "primary care" have been pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine. Often, primary care disciplines are aggregated in workforce or career-preference studies, and any differences among them are not assessed or reported. However, such aggregation is likely unwarranted and may actually lead to false or misguided policy direction in the name of "primary care disciplines" when, in fact, there may be substantive differences among these specialties. We examine here the data available to assess whether the physicians who make up 2 of the...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Gebremariam A, Wheeler JR; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2010
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
To determine the current proportion of pediatric primary care and specialty visits being conducted by pediatricians versus other providers.

Study Design
We used data from 1980-2006 National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (NAMCS) to examine trends in office visits by patients 0 to 17 years of age. During our years of interest, the total number of visits in NAMCS by children ranged from 2597 to 9220 per year.

Results
Overall, the percentage of all nonsurgical physician office visits for...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Clark SJ, Davis MM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2010
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objectives
To characterize parental attitudes regarding board certification and other factors that influence selection of physicians to care for children.

Study Design
A web-based survey administered in 2008 to a random sample of 3621 adults >or=18 years of age stratified by parents and non-parents. Proportion of respondents who view board certification and other measures of quality as important factors in selecting a physician to care for children.

Results
Survey completion rate was 62%. Almost all (95...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Loveland-Cherry CJ, Martyn KK; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2010
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
To assess the current distribution and training patterns of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs).

Study Design
Secondary data analysis from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the 2008 US Census Bureau were used to estimate the distribution of PNPs per 100 000 children. Data on nurse practitioner (NP) graduation and specialty education programs were obtained from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Results
PNPs have the greatest concentration in the New...