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Physician disciplinary actions: Possible solutions

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Robert E. Oshel, PhD, an adviser to the Public Citizen Health Research Group, recommends actions for state medical boards to hold physicians accountable.

In August 2023, Public Citizen, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit consumer advocacy group, published the report, “Ranking of the Rate of State Medical Boards’ Serious Disciplinary Actions, 2019-2021.” There are a number of recommendations to strengthen state medical boards and their abilities to hold accountable physicians who engage in misconduct. Report coauthor Robert E. Oshel, PhD, explains.

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