This project was conducted through March 2011 and was funded by grants from the American Board of Family Medicine, Inc and ABFM Foundation, Inc. This pilot study investigated 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 was 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 were to determine:
Do Professional Development Programs for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Affect Quality of Patient Care? 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.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Brian Manning, MPH, CHES
Associate Research Director
AAFP National Research Network
1-800-274-2237, ext. 6151