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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438528/maintenance-of-certification-perceptions-and-attitudes-of-neurosurgeons
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Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, E Sander Connolly, Fredric B Meyer
Assuring clinical competence throughout the career of a neurosurgeon is of paramount importance for patient safety. We present the first comprehensive survey of all neurosurgeons board certified through the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) to evaluate perceptions of Maintenance of Certification (MOC). We administered a validated, online, confidential survey to 4899 neurosurgeons (2435 ABNS diplomates participating in MOC, 1440 diplomates certified prior to 1999 [time-unlimited certificates], and 1024 retired diplomates)...
February 9, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415405/abts-requirements-for-the-10-year-milestone-for-maintenance-of-certification
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395185/variation-in-part-time-work-among-pediatric-subspecialties
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Gary L Freed, Debra M Boyer, Kenton D Van, Michelle L Macy, Julie McCormick, Laurel K Leslie
OBJECTIVE: To assess the part-time workforce and average hours worked per week among pediatric subspecialists in the 15 medical subspecialties certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. STUDY DESIGN: We examined data from pediatric subspecialists who enrolled in Maintenance of Certification with the American Board of Pediatrics from 2009 to 2015. Data were collected via an online survey. Providers indicated whether they worked full time or part time and estimated the average number of hours worked per week in clinical, research, education, and administrative tasks, excluding time on call...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393967/inpatient-utilization-and-disparities-the-last-year-of-life-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-oncology-patients-in-california
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Emily E Johnston, Elysia Alvarez, Olga Saynina, Lee M Sanders, Smita Bhatia, Lisa J Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Studies of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology end-of-life care utilization are critical because cancer is the leading cause of nonaccidental AYA death and end-of-life care contributes significantly to health care expenditures. This study was designed to determine the quantity of and disparities in inpatient utilization in the last year of life of AYAs with cancer. METHODS: The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development administrative discharge database, linked to death certificates, was used to perform a population-based analysis of cancer patients aged 15 to 39 years who died in 2000-2011...
February 2, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373443/evidence-based-medicine-abdominoplasty
#5
Karol A Gutowski
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Differentiate between techniques for standard abdominoplasty and lipoabdominoplasty. 2. Assess patients for risk associated with abdominoplasty alone and combined with other procedures. 3. Implement newer modalities for abdominoplasty perioperative pain management. 4. Better understand the implications and techniques for rectus diastasis correction by rectus sheath plication. 5. Understand the evidence for eliminating the need for drains in abdominoplasty...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302865/global-polio-eradication-way-ahead
#6
Sunil Bahl, Pankaj Bhatnagar, Roland W Sutter, Sigrun Roesel, Michel Zaffran
In 1988, the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate poliomyelitis by the year 2000. Although substantial progress was achieved by 2000, global polio eradication proved elusive. In India, the goal was accomplished in 2011, and the entire South-East Asia Region was certified as polio-free in 2014. The year 2016 marks the lowest wild poliovirus type 1 case count ever, the lowest number of polio-endemic countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan), the maintenance of wild poliovirus type 2 eradication, and the continued absence of wild poliovirus type 3 detection since 2012...
January 5, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290242/perspectives-on-implementing-quality-improvement-collaboratives-effectively-qualitative-findings-from-the-chipra-quality-demonstration-grant-program
#7
Rachel A Burton, Rebecca A Peters, Kelly J Devers
BACKGROUND: The most frequently pursued intervention in the $100 million, 18-state Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) quality demonstration (2010-2015) was quality improvement collaboratives, which 12 states offered to more than 300 primary care practices. A study was conducted to identify which aspects of these collaboratives were viewed by organizers and participants as working well and which were not. METHODS: Some 223 interviews were conducted in these states near the end of their collaboratives...
January 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280862/adverse-event-incidences-following-facial-plastic-surgery-procedures-incorporating-face-q-data-to-improve-patient-preparation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christopher M Fleury, Jonathan A Schwitzer, Rex W Hung, Stephen B Baker
BACKGROUND: Before creation and validation of the FACE-Q by Pusic et al., adverse event types and incidences following facial cosmetic procedures were objectively measured and reported by physicians, potentially leading to misrepresentation of the true patient experience. This article analyzes and compares adverse event data from both FACE-Q and recent review articles, incorporating patient-reported adverse event data to improve patient preparation for facial cosmetic procedures. METHODS: FACE-Q adverse event data were extracted from peer-reviewed validation articles for face lift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty, and these data were compared against adverse effect risk data published in recent Continuing Medical Education/Maintenance of Certification and other articles regarding the same procedures...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240838/recognized-focused-practice-does-sub-specialty-designation-offer-value-to-the-neurosurgeon
#9
Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, Fredric B Meyer
Vehicles for life-long assessment such as Maintenance of Certification tend to focus on generalist neurosurgical knowledge. However, as neurosurgeons advance in their careers, they tend to narrow their practice and increase volumes in certain specific types of operations. Failing to test the type of procedures most relevant to the practitioner is a lost opportunity to improve the knowledge and practice of the individual neurosurgeon. In this study, we assess the neurosurgical community's appetite for designations of board-recognized Recognized Focused Practice (RFP)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189493/what-family-physicians-really-think-of-maintenance-of-certification-part-ii-activities
#10
Edward Marshall Brooks, Martha Gonzalez, Aimee R Eden, Jonathan OʼNeal, Roy T Sabo, Rebecca S Etz
INTRODUCTION: This study examines how improving curricular content and technical interface issues could make maintenance of certification activities more meaningful to American Board of Family Medicine diplomates completing Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) Program self-assessment modules (SAMs). METHODS: We used a sequential exploratory design to analyze quantitative and qualitative data from 320,500 surveys of family physicians who completed a SAM between January 2004 and April 2013...
October 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176411/evidence-based-performance-measures-quality-metrics-for-the-care-of-patients-undergoing-breast-reconstruction
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Michele A Manahan, William A Wooden, Stephen M Becker, Jason R Cacioppo, Stephen B Edge, Amanda C Grandinetti, Diedra D Gray, Susan O Holley, Nolan S Karp, Ergun Kocak, Roshni Rao, Gedge D Rosson, Jaime S Schwartz, Thomas J Sitzman, Hooman T Soltanian, Sarvam P TerKonda, Anne M Wallace
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons commissioned the Breast Reconstruction Performance Measure Development Work Group to identify and draft quality measures for the care of patients undergoing breast reconstruction surgery. Two outcome measures were identified. The first desired outcome was to reduce the number of returns to the operating room following reconstruction within 60 days of the initial reconstructive procedure. The second desired outcome was to reduce flap loss within 30 days of the initial reconstructive procedure...
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158039/association-between-the-american-board-of-internal-medicine-s-general-internist-s-maintenance-of-certification-requirement-and-mammography-screening-for-medicare-beneficiaries
#12
Bradley M Gray, Jonathan L Vandergrift, Rebecca S Lipner
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. Continuing medical education programs such as the American Board of Internal Medicine's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program can increase early detection of cancers by educating physicians about the benefits of screening. Did the imposition of American Board of Internal Medicine's MOC requirement affect guideline-compliant mammography screening? METHOD: To address this question, we took advantage of a natural experiment that occurred when one group of general internists was required to complete MOC by 2001 because they initially certified in 1991 (MOC required) and another group was grandfathered out of this requirement because they initially certified in 1989 (MOC grandfathers)...
November 17, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153596/the-aging-neurosurgeon-when-is-enough-enough-attitudes-toward-ceasing-practice-and-testing-in-late-career
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Maya A Babu, Linda M Liau, Robert J Spinner, Fredric B Meyer
OBJECTIVE: To present the first wide-scale survey to assess perceptions of testing the aging neurosurgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study included 4899 neurosurgeons, 2435 American Board of Neurological Surgery Diplomates participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC), 1440 Diplomates certified before 1999 (grandfathered), and 1024 retired Diplomates. We developed an online confidential survey conducted from March 1, 2016, to May 31, 2016. We received 1449 responses overall (30% response rate)...
November 14, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147857/-quality-standards-for-epidemiologic-cohort-studies-an-evaluated-catalogue-of-requirements-for-the-conduct-and-preparation-of-cohort-studies
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Carsten Oliver Schmidt, Christine E M Krabbe, Janka Schössow, Klaus Berger, Cornelia Enzenbach, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris, Gina Schöne, Robin Houben, Christa Meisinger, Fabian Bamberg, Thomas Hendel, Sonja Selder, Michael Nonnemacher, Susanne Moebus, Jürgen Stausberg
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies are a longitudinal observational study type. They are firmly established within epidemiology to assess the course of diseases and risk factors. Yet, standards to describe and evaluate quality characteristics of cohort studies need further development. OBJECTIVE: Within the TMF ("Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung e. V.") project "Quality management standards in cohort studies", a catalogue of requirements was compiled and evaluated, focusing on the preparation and conduct of epidemiologic cohort studies...
November 16, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129048/guidance-for-faecal-occult-blood-testing-quantitative-immunochemical-method-fit-hb-in-colorectal-cancer-screening-programmes
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Tiziana Rubeca, Stefano Rapi, Silvia Deandrea, Morena Malaspina, Basilio Ubaldo Passamonti, Elena Grassi, Anna Maria Cioccarelli, Enrico Marchetti, Michela Boni, Filippo Cellai, Marco Pradella, Franco Gattafoni, Sabrina Rotolo
BACKGROUND: in Italy, colorectal cancer screening is included as part of the Italian National Health Service - SSN (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale) Essential Levels of Care - LEA (Livelli Essenziali Assistenziali) and the European Guidelines, which specify quantitative FIT-Hb testing as the best strategy for organised screening programmes. To ensure consistent operating standards in Member States, European regulations require the implementation of certification and accreditation requirements for diagnostic and care-related processes...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124252/bone-loss-at-the-hip-and-subsequent-mortality-in-older-men-the-osteoporotic-fractures-in-men-mros-study
#16
Peggy M Cawthon, Sheena Patel, Susan K Ewing, Li-Yung Lui, Jane A Cauley, Jennifer G Lyons, Lisa Fredman, Deborah M Kado, Andrew R Hoffman, Nancy E Lane, Kristine E Ensrud, Steven R Cummings, Eric S Orwoll
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is associated with increased mortality risk, yet the impact of BMD loss on mortality is relatively unknown. We hypothesized that greater BMD loss is associated with increased mortality risk in older men. Change in femoral neck BMD was assessed in 4400 Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study participants with two to three repeat dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans over an average of 4.6 ± 0.4 (mean ± SD) years. Change in femoral neck BMD was estimated using mixed effects models; men were grouped into three categories of BMD change: maintenance (n = 1087; change ≥ 0 g/cm(2)); expected loss (n = 2768; change between 0 g/cm(2) and <1 SD below mean change [>-0...
August 2017: JBMR Plus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102492/maintenance-of-certification-a-grandfatherly-ethical-analysis
#17
Benjamin Stoff, Lionel Bercovitch, Jane M Grant-Kels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046431/a-survey-of-perceived-effectiveness-of-part-4-maintenance-of-certification
#18
Joel S Tieder, Sean P Prall, Jimmy Beck, Erin Alberda, Debra Jensen, Deepthi Nair, Jan D Carline
OBJECTIVES: Evaluative assessment is needed to inform improvement of Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC), a large-scale program that aims to improve physician knowledge, engagement, and skills in quality improvement (QI). We sought to determine if Part 4 MOC participation improves perceived educational and clinical outcomes by piloting a new physician survey. METHODS: We administered a new online survey (MOC Practice, Engagement, Attitude, and Knowledge Survey) to physicians at the beginning and end of a Part 4 MOC project sponsored by a pediatric hospital's American Board of Medical Specialties' portfolio program during 2015...
November 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040158/the-association-of-changing-practice-settings-on-maintenance-of-certification-exam-outcomes-a-comparative-study-of-general-internists-over-time
#19
Andrew T Jones, Brendan J Barnhart, Steven J Durning, Rebecca S Lipner
PURPOSE: To investigate how changing to or from solo practice settings relates to maintenance of certification (MOC) exam performance. METHOD: The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of exam pass/fail outcomes for 7,112 physicians who successfully completed their initial MOC cycle from 2000 to 2004. Initial physician MOC practice characteristics records, demographic information, and exam performance were linked with exam pass/fail outcomes from their second MOC cycle from 2006 to 2014 (5,215 physicians after attrition)...
October 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035903/the-future-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-macra-electronic-health-records-and-more
#20
Deborah A Wing
There is immense change affecting obstetrical and gynecologic medical practice at this moment in time-involving reimbursement with the shift from volume-based to value-based care, increasing regulation, and workforce sustainability. Aspects to be reviewed in this chapter include reimbursements and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), electronic medical records, physician satisfaction surveys, maintenance of certification, and physician burnout.
December 2017: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
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