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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, Brzoznowski K, Neighbors K, Lakhani I; American Board of Pediatrics, Research Advisory Committee
2007
Pediatrics
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Objective
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, 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, Singer D, Lakhani I, Wheeler JR, Stockman JA 3rd; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2006
JAMA
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Context
Health plans conduct credentialing processes to select and retain qualified physicians who will provide high-quality care to their subscribers. One of the tools available to health plans to help ensure physician competence is assessment of board certification status.

Objective
To determine the credentialing policies of health plans regarding the use of board certification and recertification for general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.

Design, Setting, and Participants
Telephone survey...

Cassel CK, Holmboe ES
2006
JAMA
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As the health care world looks more closely at ways to measure and improve quality of care, the role of board certification has been emerging as one important method to ensure physician-level competence and accountability. The practices and standards used in identifying physicians for health plan panels and for hospital privileges have been less visible but currently are the only easily available and widely trusted initial screens of physicians that are available to patients. As public interest in physician competence increases, it is important to examine these basic standards for...

Freed GL, Uren RL, Hudson EJ, Lakhani I, Wheeler JR, Stockman JA 3rd; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2006
JAMA
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Context
Privileging involves the granting of permission to perform specific professional activities under the jurisdiction of a governing body's (hospital) authority. In 1951, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals (later renamed the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) was formed to codify the process of hospital assessment. In the early part of the 20th century, a parallel process was being undertaken by the medical specialties to evaluate and recognize competence among physicians through the creation of specialty boards....