Variations in Growth of Infants With a Single Ventricle - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article examines the interstage growth variation in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Researchers collected data from National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative participants on their practices related to nutrition. They found significant variation in nutritional care provided and the interstage growth among the different locations. They believe standardization of care may be needed in this area. It has previously been shown that both improvements in surgical technology and medical management has led to better clinical outcomes. This study supports Maintenance of Certification (MOC) framework by indicating the importance of practice performance assessment (MOC Part IV) to patient care.

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