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October 20, 2011

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Razia Gupta

It is good that patients have access to disciplinary action although they need to take caution in how they view the data. Many view fines by the Boards of Medicine as a revenue generator when often the physician infraction was very small. Regarding medical malpractice insurance claims, keep in mind 85% of claims get dismissed or thrown out with no indemnity payment. So, 8 out of 10 times the doctor is not at fault. Like I said it is good that patients get access to info to help make sure their doctor hasn't had any egregious penalties but it needs to be understood that the data doesn't always tell the entire picture. (see http://www.equotemd.com/blog )
Razia

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