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    POLL: Primary care physicians say MOC does not make them more effective

    Physicians are highly dissatisfied with the maintenance of certification process and question its efficacy, according to an exclusive reader poll

    The vast majority of respondents have board certification. While physicians who were certified in 1989 or earlier are not required to recertify, physicians certified after that need to recertify every 10 years.

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    • AsharSeo
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    • Anonymous
      As far as I know - other professions (ADA, ABA, etc) are free of the onerous board RE-certification process that physicians go thru. Why is that? Even in Canada where I now practice, FP's are board certified once for life and maintain certification thru CME's. Ask yourself these questions - 1. Are there any studies to suggest that board certified physicians provide better quality of care or health outcomes? the answer is no. On the contrary there is a study that suggests there's no statistical difference http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2020370 2. Does being board recertified provide any benefit to the physician? the answer is no. It's an added cost without any return on financial investment, except that licensing boards and malpractice insurances require the certification for some reason. 3. Does being board recertified provide any benefit to my patients? the answer is no. I can't say that any answers to the board exams i've taken, have directly influenced or affected the outcome of any of my patients in a significant way.
    • Dr. hariharier subramanian
      mOC does not offer anything more, this is costly, time confusing to PCPs, should be replaced by CME yrly 25 hrs, make it simple. They would appreciate the change. let us make a change!

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