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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, Clark SJ, Davis MM; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics.
2010
Journal of Pediatrics
ABSTRACT:

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
ABSTRACT:

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...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Jones MD Jr, McGuinness GA, Althouse LA.
2010
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
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ABSTRACT:

Objective
To determine the timing of and key factors in resident decision making to pursue either a career in general pediatrics or subspecialty training.

Design
We used a 10-item fixed-choice questionnaire that focused on exploring how and when pediatric residents make career choices.

Setting
The survey was administered to all categorical pediatric residents in the United States and Canada as part of the General Pediatrics In-Training Examination in 2007 and 2009...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Moote MJ, Lamarand KE; American Board of Pediatrics Research Advisory Committee.
2010
Pediatrics
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ABSTRACT:

Background
Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed to practice with physician supervision. PAs do not specialize or subspecialize as part of their formal standard training; consequently, their license is not limited to a specific specialty. As such, PAs can, and do, change their practice settings at will. Some researchers have projected plans for the future use of the pediatric PA workforce. However, the information on which those projections have been based is limited.

Objective
To provide information regarding the current...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Lamarand KE, Loveland-Cherry C, Martyn KK; American Board of Pediatrics Research Advisory Committee.
2010
Pediatrics
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ABSTRACT:

Objective
We sought to determine the distribution and scope of practice of the neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) workforce across the United States.

Methods
To determine distribution, we used counts of certified NNPs from the National Certification Corp (Chicago, IL). We calculated state NNP/child population ratios as the number of NNPs divided by the state population 0 to 17 years of age. We calculated NNP/NICU bed ratios as the number of NNPs divided by the total number of NICU beds per state. To characterize roles and scope...