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Medical boards’ actions against docs up 6.8% in 2011
Modern Healthcare

Driven in part by the Florida Board of Medicine, state medical boards’ disciplinary actions against physicians increased 6.8% in 2011, and 4.9% more doctors had their medical licenses or license privileges revoked or suspended, according to the Federation of State Medical Boards Summary of 2011 Board Actions (PDF).

The annual summary compiles the disciplinary actions taken by the FSMB’s 70-member medical and osteopathic boards from the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories. The boards recorded a total of 6,034 disciplinary actions in 2011, as compared with 5,652 in 2010.