Incorporation of Quality and Safety Principles in Maintenance of Certification: A Qualitative Analysis of American Board of Medical Specialties Member Boards - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article describes a cross-sectional study, which included survey work, to obtain information on how the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Member Board Community made up of 24 Member Boards addresses quality improvement (QI) and patient safety concepts in their current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs. The study found that 96 percent (23/24) of ABMS Member Boards require completion of QI and/or practice improvement efforts, and 63 percent (15/24) required patient safety activities.

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