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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, Althouse LA; American Board of Pediatrics, Research Advisory Committee
2008
Pediatrics
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Objective
The goal was to determine the reasons given for nonparticipation in maintenance of certification by general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists whose board certification had expired.

Methods
All United States-based pediatricians whose board certification had expired and who had not recertified as a generalist or subspecialist in 2004 or 2005 were surveyed. The total sample included 1001 pediatric generalists and 1237 subspecialists. We conducted a mail survey study, with a total of 3 mailings to nonrespondents. Analyses...

Freed GL, Abraham LM, Brzoznowski KF
2007
Journal of Pediatrics
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Some physicians may elect to have an extended period of time during which they do not see patients. The reasons physicians may elect to have periods of “clinical inactivity” range from the desire to provide care to children or other family members to the desire to seek professional opportunities in medical administration, industry, or research. However, the duration of time away from clinical care required before being designated as “inactive” has not been established.

Freed GL, Brzoznowski K, Neighbors K, Lakhani I; American Board of Pediatrics, Research Advisory Committee
2007
Pediatrics
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Over the past 10 years, the use of hospitalists has grown in both the adult and pediatric setting as a response to pressure to deliver cost-effective, high-quality care. However, there is a paucity of information regarding the variation in the clinical roles, educational responsibilities, work patterns, and employment characteristics of pediatric hospitalists. This lack of information hampers efforts to define the nature of the field and determine whether any formalized, additional training or experience should be required for physicians in this clinical...

Freed GL, Uren RL, Hudson EJ, Lakhani I; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2007
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of physicians who self or otherwise declare themselves to be pediatricians but who have never achieved board certification.

Study Design
We compared a roster from the state licensure file of eight geographically diverse states containing those designated as pediatricians with a listing from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) of those who had ever achieved board certification. We then sent a mail survey to a sample of 500 physicians who appeared as pediatricians on...

Stapleton FB
2007
Journal of Pediatrics
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The question “What is a pediatrician?” seems rather straightforward. A medical dictionary defines a pediatrician as “an expert in the field of pediatrics”.1 Pediatrics is defined as the “branch of medicine which treats of the child, its development and care, and of the diseases and their treatment”.1 For whom is this question important? Parents, patients, insurers, corporate self-insurers, state licensing boards, hospitals, professional societies, and accreditation boards all have an interest in the answer to this question.