Thursday, October 26, 2006

Public Citizen Report on Doctor Disciplinary Info on State Med. Bd. Sites

Each state has its own medical board that monitors and disciplines doctors. How well do they share their information with the public? Performance is very uneven nationally, and nowhere is it as good as Public Citizen would like it to be. See Public Citizen's press release: New Jersey Ranks First, North Dakota Ranks Last for Doctor Disciplinary Information on State Medical Board Web Sites, Oct. 17, 2006. The full report is: 2006 Report of Doctor Disciplinary Information on State Web Sites: A Survey and Ranking of State Medical and Osteopathic Board Web Sites(HRG Publication#1791) (Oct. 17, 2006). It's here in PDF.

A web form lets you look at your state's scores. Washington's two boards -- the State Medical Quality Assurance Commission and the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery -- were tied for 42nd out of 65 boards reviewed.

Thanks: beSpacific.

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