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TABLE 3

Content Domain Examination Weights: Survey Responses and Final Weights

What Percentage of Examination Questions Should Fall Within Each Content Domain?Community Hospitalists (n = 303)Noncommunity Hospitalistsa (n = 497)Mean DifferenceFinal Examination Weight
MeanSDMeanSD
1. Medical conditions 40.6 16.9 38.4 16.9 2.2 55 
2. Behavioral and mental health conditions 6.6 3.5 6.6 3.4 0.0 
3. Newborn care 11.7 7.6 7.1 4.6 4.6b 
4. Children with medical complexity 8.1 4.1 9.5 4.6 −1.4b 
5. Medical procedures 4.7 2.9 4.2 2.9 0.5b 
6. Patient- and family-centered care 4.1 3.1 4.8 3.0 −0.7b 
7. Transitions of care 3.3 2.4 4.1 2.6 −0.8b 
8. Quality improvement, patient safety, and systems-based improvement 4.1 2.8 5.5 3.3 −1.4b 
9. Evidence-based high-value care 5.3 4.6 5.7 3.9 −0.4 
10. Advocacy and leadership 2.3 2.0 2.8 2.1 −0.5b 
11. Ethics, legal issues, and human rights 3.4 2.5 3.5 2.3 −0.1 
12. Teaching and education 3.1 2.9 4.6 3.5 −1.5b 
13. Core knowledge in scholarly activities 2.6 2.6 3.1 2.8 −0.5b 
What Percentage of Examination Questions Should Fall Within Each Content Domain?Community Hospitalists (n = 303)Noncommunity Hospitalistsa (n = 497)Mean DifferenceFinal Examination Weight
MeanSDMeanSD
1. Medical conditions 40.6 16.9 38.4 16.9 2.2 55 
2. Behavioral and mental health conditions 6.6 3.5 6.6 3.4 0.0 
3. Newborn care 11.7 7.6 7.1 4.6 4.6b 
4. Children with medical complexity 8.1 4.1 9.5 4.6 −1.4b 
5. Medical procedures 4.7 2.9 4.2 2.9 0.5b 
6. Patient- and family-centered care 4.1 3.1 4.8 3.0 −0.7b 
7. Transitions of care 3.3 2.4 4.1 2.6 −0.8b 
8. Quality improvement, patient safety, and systems-based improvement 4.1 2.8 5.5 3.3 −1.4b 
9. Evidence-based high-value care 5.3 4.6 5.7 3.9 −0.4 
10. Advocacy and leadership 2.3 2.0 2.8 2.1 −0.5b 
11. Ethics, legal issues, and human rights 3.4 2.5 3.5 2.3 −0.1 
12. Teaching and education 3.1 2.9 4.6 3.5 −1.5b 
13. Core knowledge in scholarly activities 2.6 2.6 3.1 2.8 −0.5b 
a

“Noncommunity hospitalists” include those who selected one of the following as their primary clinical practice setting: (1) university-based hospital or children’s hospital within a university hospital, (2) freestanding children’s hospital, (3) military hospital, (4) outpatient clinic or private practice, or (5) other.

b

P value <.05 (ie, significant difference between community and noncommunity pediatric hospitalists).

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