Journal Article
Study

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

Harris JA, Byhoff E. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:200-208.

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.