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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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Arvanitis M, deJong NA, Leslie LK, DeWalt DA, Randolph GD, Flower KB
2017
Academic Pediatrics
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Background
From 2010 to 2014, pediatricians completed Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) through practice- or organization-developed quality improvement (QI) activities approved by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Organization-developed activities were online modules, such as the ABP's Performance Improvement Modules (PIMs), through which pediatricians implemented QI strategies in practice and reported quality measures.

Objectives
Aim 1 was to assess the proportion of pediatricians who completed practice- vs organization-...

Freed GL, Moran LM, Van KD, Leslie LK; Research Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics
2017
Pediatrics
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Background
Concerns exist regarding the adequacy of the pediatric subspecialty workforce in the United States. Data on practice patterns and job characteristics are necessary to help develop policies to ensure availability.

Methods
We performed survey data analysis of all pediatric subspecialists enrolled in Maintenance of Certification in 2013 and 2014, assessing demographic information, characteristics of current positions, plans for retirement, and satisfaction with allocation of professional and clinical responsibilities. Four...

Rodday AM, Graham RJ, Weidner RA, Terrin N, Leslie LK, Parsons SK
2017
Journal of Pediatric Health Care
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Introduction
Children with chronic respiratory insufficiency and mechanical ventilation often experience acute illnesses requiring unscheduled hospitalizations. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may predict future health care utilization.

Methods
Participants were 30 days to 22 years old with chronic respiratory insufficiency (N = 120). Parent-proxies completed global HRQL and general health measures. Outcomes were total health care (emergency department, outpatient, inpatient) and inpatient days over 6 ...

Leyenaar JK, Rizzo PA, Khodyakov D, Leslie LK, Lindenauer PK, Mangione-Smith R
2017
Academic Pediatrics
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Background
Children with medical complexity (CMC) account for disproportionate hospital utilization and adverse outcomes after discharge, and several gaps exist regarding the quality of hospital to home transitional care for this population. We conducted an expert elicitation process to identify important and feasible hospital to home transitional care interventions for CMC from the perspectives of parents and health care professionals.

Methods
We conducted a 2-round electronic Delphi process to identify important and feasible...

Boat TF, Land ML Jr, Leslie LK
2017
JAMA Pediatrics
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Mental and behavioral disorder diagnoses in children and youths are increasing at a concerning rate and are antecedent to many lifetime physical and behavioral health disorders. The cost to individuals, families, communities, and the American public is enormous. Comprehensive attention to the risks of all children, starting early in life, through behavioral health promotion, risk prevention, early detection of concerning behaviors, and effective treatment of behavioral disorders is an unmet need.