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Fewer boards discipline doctors

Public Citizen, April 24, 2008
The number and rate of serious disciplinary actions against physicians has decreased for the third consecutive year, according to Public Citizen's annual ranking of state medical boards. The trend indicates many states are not living up to their obligations to protect patients from bad doctors, according to the report. The top 10 states at disciplining doctors were Alaska, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Vermont, Oklahoma and Utah.