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Clean Malpractice Records Don’t Correlate with Doctors’ Quality, Study Finds
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When patients need to pick a doctor, there’s not much out there for them to compare. They can check board certification, see malpractice claim payouts, and count years of experience, information available on many state medical board websites.

But a RAND study from Massachusetts says that the limited amount of publicly available information doesn’t correlate with higher quality practitioners, at least according to one set of measurements commonly used. The report is published in Monday’s Archives of Internal Medicine.