Sunday, June 1, 2008

North Carolina To Publish Med Mal Data?

The News & Observer reports that the North Carolina Medical Board proposes posting physician malpractice data to the web in an article: Doctors fight malpractice Web site.
"The Web site would note that malpractice payments don't always suggest negligence. And it would note that some specialities, such as obstetrics and neurosurgery, tend to draw more lawsuits than other fields.

The site would also state whether the medical board had publicly disciplined the doctor, giving an indication of whether the malpractice payment was for negligence.

If the board approves the rule after a public hearing June 30, then by next year, North Carolina could become the 23rd state to disclose all medical malpractice payments."

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