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Critics not satisfied after public access to doc discipline database is restored
Modern Healthcare

HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration has reposted the public use file of its National Practitioner Data Bank, but it has done so with conditions that has one critic doubting that these conditions would work and another calling it “unacceptable.” The data bank’s public use file contains de-identified information on disciplinary actions against physicians and, in a statement posted on the data bank’s website, HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield touts this data as being available for statistical analysis and reports on malpractice trends.