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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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Freed GL, Dunham KM, Abraham L; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2009
Pediatrics
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Objective
The purpose of this research was to explore state physician licensing board policies and regulation of active, inactive, and retired licenses.

Methods
We conducted structured telephone interviews from January to March 2007 with representatives of all 64 state allopathic and osteopathic medical licensing boards in the United States. All of the licensing boards participated.

Results
Only 34% of state licensing boards query physicians regarding clinical activity at both initial licensure and renewal....

Freed GL, Dunham KM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2009
Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Objective
To determine the range and frequency of experiences, clinical and nonclinical roles, training, work expectations, and career plans of practicing pediatric hospitalists.

Design
Mail survey study of a national sample of 530 pediatric hospitalists of whom 67% (N = 338) were from teaching hospitals, 71% (N = 374) were from children's hospitals, 43% (N = 230) were from freestanding children's hospitals, and 69% (N = 354) were from hospitals with >or=250 beds.

Results
The response rate was 84%. The...

Freed GL, Dunham KM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2009
Journal of Hospital Medicine
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Objective
To explore the structure, components, and training goals of pediatric hospitalist fellowship programs in North America.

Design
We constructed a 17-item structured questionnaire to be administered by phone. Questionnaire items focused on documenting goals, training, requirements, and clinical duties of pediatric hospitalist training programs. From February through June 2007, research staff contacted directors of the programs. Responses were analyzed to determine program characteristics, including goals, formal training...

Freed GL, Stockman JA
2009
JAMA
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Recent reports have warned of a crisis related to a shortage of primary care physicians.1 However, much of the current concern seems to have stemmed from articles in the medical literature specifically reporting that fewer internal medicine residents are choosing to pursue primary care and that fewer medical students are choosing family medicine residencies. Hauer et al2 found, among a national sample of fourth-year medical students, that only 22% planned careers in internal medicine and just 2% intended to practice general internal medicine. Ebell3...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Switalski KE; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2009
Academic Pediatrics
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Objective
There has been a rapid increase in the number of pediatric hospitalist programs in the United States. As most pediatric hospitalist services are believed to be subsidized by hospitals, gaining a better understanding of the rationale for these subsidies is critical to the future success and existence of these programs. Our objective was to determine the rationale for pediatric hospitalist program subsidies from the perspective of hospital leaders.

Methods
A survey was mailed to hospital executives from a national sample of 112...