Association between Performance in a Maintenance of Certification Program and Disciplinary Actions against the Medical Licenses of Anesthesiologists - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study evaluated whether an association exists between anesthesiologists’ participation and performance in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs and disciplinary actions. This analysis identified three overall findings: 1) the introduction of time-limited certificates was not associated with a difference in medical license actions following initial certification, 2) voluntary participation in MOC was associated with a lower incidence of license actions, and 3) not completing MOC requirements was associated with a higher incidence of license actions.

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