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Report: Ranking of the Rate of State Medical Boards’ Serious Disciplinary Actions, 2017-2019

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The purpose of this report is to examine the extent to which state medical boards are taking actions to protect the public from licensed physicians who injure patients or behave inappropriately or illegally. Using state-level data on serious disciplinary actions from the National Practitioner Data Bank ’s Public Use Data File, we compare the performance of the state medical boards based on the annual average number of serious disciplinary actions taken by the boards per 1,000 licensees during 2017, 2018, and 2019.

See Public Citizen’s other work on state medical boards’ disciplinary actions.