This pilot study investigates the effect of two professional development programs on the quality of care delivered by physicians to patients with diabetes mellitus. The programs are the Self-Assessment Module (SAM) and the Performance in Practice Module (PPM). This investigation is done with the aid of the electronic sub-network Distributed Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics Network (DARTNet), which collects, collates, and analyzes quality metrics from hundreds of primary care physicians through the physician’s electronic health records.
The aims of this pilot project are to determine:
This project is scheduled to be completed by March 14, 2011.
This study is currently under analysis.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Brian Manning, MPH, CHES
Associate Research Director
AAFP National Research Network
Do Professional Development Programs for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Affect Quality of Patient Care?(7 page PDF) James M. Galliher, Brian K. Manning, Stephen M. Petterson, L. Miriam Dickinson, Elias C. Brandt, Elizabeth W. Staton, Robert L. Phillips, and Wilson D. Pace. J Am Board Fam Med 2014;27:19 -25.
This study is funded by grants from the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc., and ABFM Foundation, Inc.
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ABFM Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Does Completion of Professional Development Programs Affect Quality of Patient Care?