Report: Disciplinary Actions Against Doctors Rose in 2009
State medical boards took 5,721 disciplinary actions against physicians in 2009, an increase of 342 actions from 2008, according to a new report from the Federation of State Medical Boards. The report found that the number of disciplinary actions increased by 6% in 2009, compared with 1% during the previous year.
- "State Medical Boards Disciplined More Doctors in 2009" (Commins, HealthLeaders Media, 4/2).
- "Disciplinary Actions Against Docs Up 6% in 2009: Report" (Carlson, Modern Healthcare, 4/1).