Study: Medical Boards Do Not Discipline Majority of Physicians Who Have Committed Sexual Misconduct

March 18, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​The majority of physicians with a clinical-privileges action or malpractice-payment report of sexual misconduct were not disciplined by medical boards for their behavior, finds a study published February 3, 2016, in PLOS One. Researchers queried the National Practitioner Data Bank and found that of the 253 physicians with clinical-privileges actions or malpractice-payment reports related to sexual misconduct, 177 (70%) were not disciplined for sexual misconduct by medical boards.

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