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15-Year Summary of Sexual Misconduct by U.S. Physicians Reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, 2003 ― 2017; In-Depth, Updated Evidence on White Coat Betrayal

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A new updated, comprehensive report by Public Citizen showed that only 1,354 U.S. doctors had faced reportable sanctions or malpractice payments due to sexual misconduct over 15 years (from 2003 through 2017). Of those, 38% continued to hold active licenses and clinical privileges in the states where they faced these consequences. The report provides numerous examples of sexual misconduct by doctors and an in-depth discussion of the reasons behind the persistence of this public health problem, and offers recommendations for addressing it.

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