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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, Fant KE, Nahra TA, Wheeler JR; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2005
Academic Medicine
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Purpose
To determine how practicing physicians who graduated from internal medicine-pediatrics residency programs allocate their practice time and professional activities between adult and child patients, and to investigate whether there are predictors of the extent to which a particular physician's practice is more or less focused on one or the other of these patient groups.

Method
In 2003, the authors mailed a questionnaire to the 1,300 generalists and 472 subspecialists who, as of 2003, had completed internal medicine-pediatrics...

Forrest CB
2004
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
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Pediatrics and children's health care are not synonymous. A pluralistic mix of physician specialists and nonphysician health care professionals provide services to this nation's children. There is unlikely to be a day in the foreseeable future when pediatric-trained professionals provide all services to children. Individuals 17 years and younger make about 23% of total visits to family physicians.1 Coherent workforce policy designed to strengthen children's health care must account for this diversity in medical training.

Freed GL, Nahra TA, Wheeler JR
2004
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
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Background
​Although pediatricians and family physicians are trained in the care of children, previous studies have revealed significant differences in the medical care and specialty referral patterns each provides. During the 1990s, several developments in the population and the health care system (eg, aging of the population and increases in Medicaid managed care) may have resulted in changes to the proportion of children seeking care from one or the other specialty.

Objective
To determine any changes in the proportion of office visits...

Freed GL, Nahra TA, Wheeler JR; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2004
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
To describe the number and distribution of pediatricians per child nationally and on a state-by-state basis relative to the economic conditions within each state.

Study Design
Real inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) per capita (1996 dollars) was plotted against the number of all active physicians and pediatricians in the United States for all years data were available. GDP was then compared with the active number of pediatric medical physicians per child 0 to 14 years of age.

Results
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Freed GL, Nahra TA, Wheeler JR
2003
Journal of Pediatrics
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Objective
To develop a predictive model for projecting the pediatric workforce and retrospectively test its accuracy at different points in time over the past several decades.

Methods
We applied a modified version of the physician workforce trend model developed by Cooper et al. We first analyzed and tested the relationship between economic activity and the number of active pediatric medical physicians for several periods from 1963 to 2000. To project economic activity and population changes in the United States, we conducted linear...