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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, Jones MD Jr, McGuinness GA, Althouse L; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2009
Pediatrics
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Objective
Little is known regarding at what point during the training period residents in pediatrics make decisions on their future career choices. As part of a dedicated process of reexamining the structure of residency training in pediatrics, the American Board of Pediatrics sought information to better understand the influences, process, and sequencing of both residency program selection and career decision-making among residents.

Methods
All pediatrics resident physicians in all training programs in the United States and Canada (N =...

Freed GL, Dunham KM, Switalski KE; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2009
Pediatrics
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Introduction
During their careers, physicians may have periods of clinical inactivity for a variety of reasons. Concerns have been raised about the impact of clinical inactivity on the growing physician workforce shortage. It is unknown how these periods of clinical inactivity impact physician competence and patient safety. With this study we sought to determine the rates of clinical inactivity, the duration of periods of inactivity, professional activities during those periods, and the perspective of pediatricians regarding future requirements of competency for...

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...