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BACKGROUND Maintenance of certification examination performance is associated with quality of care. We aimed to examine relationships between electronic medical knowledge resource use, practice characteristics and examination scores among physicians recertifying in internal medicine. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 3,958 United States(More)
BACKGROUND The appropriateness of U.S. physician workforce size and the proportion of generalists versus specialists have long been debated. Difficulty collecting reliable data and varying methodologies complicate clear analysis of workforce questions. PURPOSE This work examines the rate at which internists subspecialized during the 1990s. It also(More)
The beliefs and healing and prophecy rituals of the New Orleans black Spiritual churches are similar to those of Spiritualism, a largely white movement, and Espiritismo and Santería among Hispanics. Whereas researchers have criticized or ignored the Spiritual churches' therapeutic efforts, they have often described the others as beneficial. This article(More)