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The rational is that re-certification ensures an up-to-date physician. This is logical, but what is the evidence that re-certification results in better patient outcomes?
Here is a review exploring the association between specialty board certification and published in Academic Medicine.
The bottom line: although it may be reasonable to require re-certification in specialty boards, there is no robust measure or association between (re)certification and improved patient outcomes.
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