Invited Article: Maintenance of certification: the next phase in assessing and improving physician performance.

@article{Horowitz2008InvitedAM,
  title={Invited Article: Maintenance of certification: the next phase in assessing and improving physician performance.},
  author={Sheldon D. Horowitz},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={605-9}
}
Sheldon D. Horowitz, MD Certification by one of the 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is widely used as an indicator of higher standards and better care. That certification is linked to quality care is largely borne out by the research.1-15 Some of the data are quite striking, for instance, linking certification to a significant reduction in mortality for acute myocardial infarction,1-3 colonic resection,4 and peptic ulcer surgery.5 Certification has been… CONTINUE READING
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