Medical errors kill tens of thousands of Americans each year. Public Citizen works to enhance patient safety by pushing state medical boards and hospitals to better protect patients from dangerous doctors.
We analyze trends in state medical board and hospital disciplinary actions taken against doctors and other health care workers.
Letters to HHS/HRSA, FSMB and State Medical Boards Calling to Implement Recommendations to Protect Patients from Physician Sexual Abuse
Serious action is needed, including zero-tolerance policies and improved state laws, to curb patient sexual abuse by physicians and other health care practitioners.
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
A new updated, comprehensive report showed that only 1,354 U.S. doctors had faced reportable sanctions or malpractice payments due to sexual misconduct over 15 years.