Improving HPV Vaccination Rates Using Maintenance of Certification Requirements - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study underscored the results of a previous randomized study showing that HPV vaccination rates, and missed opportunities to discuss HPV vaccination with patients and families, needed improvement. Through MOC part IV, physicians were able to participate in a quality improvement project to address this problem. This study notes that a benefit of MOC-required QI projects is that they can engage physicians in projects that may not otherwise draw participation in the projects. MOC allows for meaningful participation in QI projects, which provides a way for a physician to be involved in the inception of a project through to the completion.

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