Primary Care Physicians’ Perceptions of Practice Improvement as a Professional Responsibility: A Cross-sectional Study - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article discusses the results of a survey sent to primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) for the period 2014-2015. While the majority of respondents indicated Maintenance of Certification (MOC) part IV activities can improve quality of care, it was also indicated that activities are time- and resource-intensive. Respondents identifying as family practitioners were more likely than those identifying as internists to view MOC part IV as an aspect of professionalism.

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