• Identifying Nonprovider Factors Affecting Pediatric Emergency Medicine Provider Efficiency

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    The aim of this study was to create a multivariable model of standardized relative value units per hour by adjusting for nonprovider factors that influence efficiency.
    Methods
    We obtained productivity data based on billing records measured in emergency relative value units for (1) both evaluation and management of visits and (2) procedures for 16 pediatric emergency medicine providers with more than 750 hours worked per year. Eligible shifts were in an urban, academic pediatric emergency department with 2 sites: a tertiary care main campus and a satellite community site. We used...
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  • Research Interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

    Research Interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

    1 month ago - By Pediatric Emergency Care

    Objective
    Factors predictive of research career interest among pediatric emergency medicine fellows are not known. We sought to determine the prevalence and determinants of interest in research careers among PEM fellows.
    Methods
    We performed an electronically distributed national survey of current PEM fellows. We assessed demographics, barriers to successful research, and beliefs about research using 4-point ordinal scales. The primary outcome was the fellow-reported predicted percentage of time devoted to clinical research 5 years after graduation. We measured the association between...
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