Watchdog group ranks the best, worst states for disciplining doctors

The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice has done the worst job of disciplining doctors in the nation, while Louisiana's board has done the best, according to Public Citizen's annual ranking of state medical boards based on how regularly they discipline doctors. For every 1,000 doctors in Minnesota, there were only 1.29 serious actions; Louisiana took 5.98 serious actions per 1,000 doctors. The consumer group points out that that three states--Minnesota, South Carolina and Wisconsin--have consistently ranked among the bottom 10 states for each of the last eight three-year periods. Report (.pdf)

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