Research Supports Benefits of Board Certification

The Evidence is Growing

Numerous studies have demonstrated that physicians who are Board Certified by an ABMS Member Board deliver higher quality care and have better patient care outcomes than physicians who are not Board Certified. While the ABMS Maintenance of Certification® program is a relatively new initiative, early research points to similar benefits and to the widespread acceptance of the MOC program by the physician and health care community as a valuable tool for physician assessment.
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