Policies and Practices Related to the Role of Board Certification and Recertification of Pediatricians in Hospital Privileging - American Board of Medical Specialties

This study surveyed 200 hospitals to find out if they required their pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists to be board certified at initial privileging or at some point during their tenure. Out of the 200 surveyed, 159 hospitals completed the telephone interview, with a response rate of 82%. One hundred and twenty-four hospitals did not require pediatricians to be board certified at the initial privileging but, 111 did require they be certified at some time throughout their tenure.

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