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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, Nahra TA, Wheeler JR
Journal of Pediatrics
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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.

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...

Tunnessen WW Jr, Guerin RO, Stockman JA 3rd
Journal of Pediatrics
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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has gathered workforce data for several decades, initially by using questionnaires administered in association with its various examinations and later through tracking of residents and fellows in training. In addition to providing the ABP with credentialing information on trainees who might apply for certification, the data collected reflect pediatric workforce trends in the United States and Canada that should be of interest to both the pediatric community and the health care field in general.