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Disclosures: Dana B. Dasher, MD: No financial relationships or conflicts of interest
Objective: To quantify publication productivity among pediatric physiatrists.
Design: A 10-year PubMed search was conducted for all pediatric physiatrists in the United States. The mean and median numbers of publications were recorded and compared by gender. Top performing individuals and institutions were identified as were the journals where pediatric physiatrists were publishing. Setting : Retrospective analysis Participants : Board certified Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine physicians
Main Outcome Measures: Publication productivity
Results: Between July 2009 and June 2019, 1022 unique manuscripts had at least one pediatric physiatrist as an author. Among these manuscripts, 12.5% had more than one authoring pediatric physiatrist. When pediatric physiatrists published together, they more commonly published reviews (22%) and case reports/series (19%) than original research (9.7%). The median number of publications per pediatric physiatrist was 0, while the mean was 0.35/year. When comparing men (N=128) to women (N=207), men published more with an average of 0.41/year publications versus 0.31/year for women. Men and women had similar rates of first authorship (M=25.8% v W=24.6%). Among only pediatric physiatrists that published, men published an average of 0.75/year manuscripts compared to 0.73/year for women. The pediatric physiatrist with the highest rate of publishing (9.8 manuscripts/year) was a man, but 6 of the top 10 publishers were women. Among pediatric physiatrists publishing original research 4 of the top 10 publishers were women. The peak years for publishing were 21-30 years after certification (mean=0.89/year). The top performing institutions varied by geographic location, academic affiliation and number of contributing authors. Pediatric physiatrists published 150 manuscripts in PM&R (impact factor 1.902), followed by 74 manuscripts in the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. Conclusions: Publication productivity among pediatric physiatrists was highly variable with less than one per year on average. There is a relatively small group of highly productive pediatric physiatrists.
Level of Evidence: Level III
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Dasher DB, Houtrow A, Garcia A, Lunsford C. Investigating Publication Productivity Among Pediatric Physiatrists [abstract]. PM R. 2020; 12(S1)(suppl 1). https://pmrjabstracts.org/abstract/investigating-publication-productivity-among-pediatric-physiatrists/. Accessed July 30, 2021.
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