TABLE 6

Rate of Agreement With Statements About MOC

StatementProportion Responding Agree or Strongly Agree, % (n)P
GeneralistsSubspecialists
ExpGP/NoSS (N = 434)ActSS/ExpGP (N = 583)ExpSS (ActGP or ExpGP) (N = 174)
MOC is too expensive86 (371)87 (506)84 (147).6520
General pediatricians conducting patient care should be certified79 (342)94 (548)90 (155)<.0001
MOC takes too much time75 (322)76 (444)70 (119).2106
Patients perceive certified physicians to be more competent74 (320)78 (453)78 (135).2304
Peers perceive certified physicians to be more competent72 (311)81 (470)74 (129).0016
Requirements for MOC are appropriate42 (179)38 (220)42 (71).4503
MOC is necessary to keep up to date in clinical pediatrics38 (166)51 (295)44 (76).0004
ExpGP certificate would have adverse effect on career28 (122)5 (32)37 (63)<.0001
Proctored examination is important to assess whether pediatricians keep up to date16 (68)12 (68)7 (13).0111
ExpSS certificate would have adverse effect on career89 (518)39 (68)<.0001
  • NoSS indicates no subspecialty.