Specialty Board Certification in the United States: Issues and Evidence - American Board of Medical Specialties

This literature review examined the effectiveness of certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs by evaluating peer-reviewed literature on certification and MOC for perceptions of physicians, patients, and hospitals, as well as examining approaches to learning, and impacts of certification on quality of care. This review showed that overall certification and MOC is valued, but that more research on programs, and more focus on appropriate study design, is needed.

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