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Study: More pediatricians participating in global health opportunities

Key clinical point: More pediatricians are participating in global health activities than in the past, and more doctors are interested in future global health experiences.

Major finding: Pediatrician engagement in global health activities rose from 2% in 1989 to 5% in 2017, and interest in future global health experiences grew from 25% to 32% during the same time period.

Study details: An analysis of the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Periodic Survey and the 1989 survey.

Disclosures: The authors had no relevant disclosures. The survey was funded by the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Chan K et al. Pediatrics. 2019 Dec 10. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1655.