TABLE 4

Factors Influencing Participation in Recertification in General Pediatrics, as Reported by Generalists and Subspecialists

FactorProportion, % (n)P
GeneralistsSubspecialists
ExpGP/NoSSActSS/ExpGPExpSS (ActGP or ExpGP)
MOC participationN = 433N = 586N = 175
    Plan to participate65 (280)29 (171)46 (81)<.0001
Reasons for participationN = 280N = 171N = 81
    Maintain professional image63 (176)50 (86)47 (38).0058
    Update knowledge58 (163)53 (90)53 (43).4509
    Required for privileging/credentialing48 (135)22 (38)43 (35)<.0001
    Personal preference48 (133)60 (102)44 (36).0194
    Maintain/improve quality of patient care44 (124)31 (54)32 (26).0121
    Maintain patient satisfaction30 (85)16 (28)20 (16).0021
    Professional advancement27 (75)20 (35)23 (19).3104
    Required for employment24 (66)13 (22)35 (28).0003
    Increase/maintain referrals9 (24)2 (3)4 (3).0069
    Monetary benefits7 (20)2 (4)5 (4).0849
  • NoSS indicates no subspecialty.