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ABFPAmerican Board of Family Practice
ABFPAmerican Board of Forensic Psychology
ABFPAppropriate Breast Feeding Practices
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In the years that followed the establishment of the ABFP, organizations such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), and the Residency Assistance Program (RAP), through advocacy, creation of forums for discourse, and program consultation, fostered the rapid growth of family practice.
By Claude DeShazo, MD, CPE, FACPE Ronald Fessenden, MD, MPH and Peter Schock, MD, ABFP Figure 1 Figure 1 illustrates the historical and present state of systems in use by a majority of primary care practitioners today.
Because Process B physicians "generally do not maintain practices with continuity of care and therefore do not qualify for office record review," the ABFP also eliminated the procedure for office record review, he added.
Members also were uncomfortable with the idea of the ABFP getting involved in medical education.
Most likely, the ABFP will find that a large number of older, more rural physicians such as myself will opt out of their program as we are under no constraints to remain certified for office or hospital practice, and none of our third-party insurance requires board certification.
In the recent past, the ABFP was approached by the sister boards for internal medicine and psychiatry /neurology to determine if the ABFP board of directors had any interest in developing a CAQ in the area of sleep medicine.
The same exclusion criteria were applied to the second sample, which comprised all board-certified Florida family physicians listed in the 1997 American Board of Family Practice (ABFP) Directory (N = 2124; after exclusions, final sample n = 1406).
Haun, MD, ABFP, ABMM, Vice President of Medical Affairs, St.
This whole situation began with mandates from the American Board of Medical Specialties to transform physician assessment into a "continuous process." In complying, the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP) developed a number of additional requirements.
Since the demographics of the responders in this study are similar to the demographics of physicians in ABFP and the responders and nonresponders have a similar geographic distribution, we are confident that our sample is representative of the target population.