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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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Lannon CM, Levy FH, Moyer VA
2015
Pediatrics
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The use of quality improvement (QI) methods and safety principles can improve child health outcomes and reduce harm. Multi-institution collaboratives have achieved improved results by identifying and implementing best practices and by using rigorous improvement methodology.Children’s hospitals and their partner academic institutions have redesigned not only specific aspects of patient treatment but also the fundamental processes that determine how care is given and how the work within hospitals is carried out and communicated. Although this progress is to be commended,...

Freed GL, McGuinness GA, Althouse LA, Moran LM, Spera L
2015
Hospital Pediatrics
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Background
The proportion of the newly graduated pediatric workforce that becomes hospitalists has been increasing slightly over the past decade. However, it is unknown what proportion of those who accept hospitalist positions as their first job intend to remain in the field longer term. This is important to workforce projections regarding the magnitude of those who will function in this role.

Methods
The American Board of Pediatrics incorporated a structured questionnaire within the online application process to the General Pediatrics...

Freed GL, McGuinness GA, Moran LM, Spera L, Althouse LA
2015
Pediatrics
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Background and Objectives
Concern is often expressed about the satisfaction of new physicians and the potential match of their workplace goals with available positions. We studied the interface of desired professional activities with actual initial positions.

Methods
Survey study of all general pediatricians taking the 2012 General Pediatrics Certifying Examination.

Results
Of the 5210 who sat for the General Pediatrics Certifying Examination, 5163 (>99%) completed the survey. Of the total respondents, 45...

Frintner MP, Cull WL, Byrne BJ, Freed GL, Katakam SK, Leslie LK, Miller AA, Starmer AJ, Olson LM
2015
Pediatrics
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) launched the Pediatrician Life and Career Experience Study (PLACES), a longitudinal study that tracks the personal and professional experiences of early career pediatricians, in 2012. We used a multipronged approach to develop the study methodology and survey domains and items, including review of existing literature and qualitative research with the target population. We chose to include 2 cohorts of US pediatricians on the basis of residency graduation dates, including 1 group who were several years out of residency (2002–2004 Residency Graduates...

Fiks AG, Mayne SL, Song L, Steffes J, Liu W, McCarn B, Margolis B, Grimes A, Gotlieb E, Localio R, Ross ME, Grundmeier RW, Wasserman R, Leslie LK
2015
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacol
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Objectives
The purpose of this study was to describe rates and patterns of long- and short-acting alpha agonist use for behavioral problems in a primary care population following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the long-acting alpha agonists guanfacine and clonidine.

Methods
Children and adolescents 4-18 years of age, who received an alpha agonist prescription between 2009 and 2011, were identified from a sample of 45 United States primary care practices in two electronic health record-based research networks. Alpha...