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Variations by state in physician disciplinary actions by US medical licensure boards.

Harris JA, Byhoff E. Variations by state in physician disciplinary actions by US medical licensure boards. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):200-208. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004974.

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April 13, 2016
Harris JA, Byhoff E. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(3):200-208.

State medical boards play a critical role in physician oversight. This study found significant variation in the rate of disciplinary actions from state to state. This suggests a need for standardization across states in disciplining physicians for unprofessional or unsafe conduct.