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Title: American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification-Part IV: Practice Quality Improvement for Radiation Oncology

Abstract

Maintenance of Certification is a physician-based response to public concerns about the quality of medical care and physician competency in a rapidly evolving, technically demanding specialty. American Board of Radiology (ABR) has previously described the first three components of the Maintenance of Certification. The ABR is currently developing a program in practice performance, completing Part IV of the competencies. The Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) program is meant to critically evaluate meaningful aspects of a physician's practice in a simple manner, using identifiable metrics and self-assessment to include an action plan for quality improvement. Each diplomate will be expected to complete three PQI projects during a full 10-year Maintenance of Certification cycle. Current diplomates with time-limited certificates will find prorated requirements determined by their year of certification on the ABR Website. Diplomates will have the option of completing zero to two Type I PQI projects (assessing factors relevant to clinical practice by peer review and self-reporting) and one to three Type II projects (i.e., at least one Type II projects of the three required, assessing parameters of practice by comparison with evidence-based guidelines, consensus statements, or peer comparisons; Type II projects are initiated and managed by professional societies). Several examples ofmore » Type I projects that might be offered by societies or directly through the ABR are provided, as well as highlights of the two Type II projects that have sought ABR qualification: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's Performance Assessment for the Advancement of Radiation Oncology Treatment program and American College of Radiology's RO-PEER program. An additional objective of the PQI is to develop national databases for future reference using aggregate data from the PQI projects.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. American Board of Radiology, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  2. American Board of Radiology, Tucson, AZ (United States). E-mail: information@theabr.org
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951609
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics; Journal Volume: 68; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.12.062; PII: S0360-3016(07)00057-0; Copyright (c) 2007 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; CERTIFICATION; MAINTENANCE; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY ASSURANCE; RADIOLOGY; RECOMMENDATIONS; REVIEWS

Citation Formats

Kun, Larry E., Haffty, Bruce G., Bosma, Jennifer, Strife, Janet L., and Hattery, Robert R. American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification-Part IV: Practice Quality Improvement for Radiation Oncology. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.12.062.
Kun, Larry E., Haffty, Bruce G., Bosma, Jennifer, Strife, Janet L., & Hattery, Robert R. American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification-Part IV: Practice Quality Improvement for Radiation Oncology. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.12.062.
Kun, Larry E., Haffty, Bruce G., Bosma, Jennifer, Strife, Janet L., and Hattery, Robert R. Tue . "American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification-Part IV: Practice Quality Improvement for Radiation Oncology". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.12.062.
@article{osti_20951609,
title = {American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification-Part IV: Practice Quality Improvement for Radiation Oncology},
author = {Kun, Larry E. and Haffty, Bruce G. and Bosma, Jennifer and Strife, Janet L. and Hattery, Robert R.},
abstractNote = {Maintenance of Certification is a physician-based response to public concerns about the quality of medical care and physician competency in a rapidly evolving, technically demanding specialty. American Board of Radiology (ABR) has previously described the first three components of the Maintenance of Certification. The ABR is currently developing a program in practice performance, completing Part IV of the competencies. The Practice Quality Improvement (PQI) program is meant to critically evaluate meaningful aspects of a physician's practice in a simple manner, using identifiable metrics and self-assessment to include an action plan for quality improvement. Each diplomate will be expected to complete three PQI projects during a full 10-year Maintenance of Certification cycle. Current diplomates with time-limited certificates will find prorated requirements determined by their year of certification on the ABR Website. Diplomates will have the option of completing zero to two Type I PQI projects (assessing factors relevant to clinical practice by peer review and self-reporting) and one to three Type II projects (i.e., at least one Type II projects of the three required, assessing parameters of practice by comparison with evidence-based guidelines, consensus statements, or peer comparisons; Type II projects are initiated and managed by professional societies). Several examples of Type I projects that might be offered by societies or directly through the ABR are provided, as well as highlights of the two Type II projects that have sought ABR qualification: American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's Performance Assessment for the Advancement of Radiation Oncology Treatment program and American College of Radiology's RO-PEER program. An additional objective of the PQI is to develop national databases for future reference using aggregate data from the PQI projects.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijrobp.2006.12.062},
journal = {International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 68,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}