Journal article

Who claims to be a pediatrician?

Gary L Freed, Rebecca L Uren, Ericka J Hudson, Indu Laikhani

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of physicians who self or otherwise declare themselves to be pediatricians but who have never achieved board certification. STUDY DESIGN: We compared a roster from the state licensure file of eight geographically diverse states containing those designated as pediatricians with a listing from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) of those who had ever achieved board certification. We then sent a mail survey to a sample of 500 physicians who appeared as pediatricians on the state licensure files but for whom there was no record of certification with the ABP. RESULTS: The proportion of unmatched pediatricians ranges from 6.9%..

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