Disciplinary action against physicians: Who is likely to get disciplined?

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Khaliq, Amir A.
dc.contributor.author Huang, Chiung-Yu
dc.contributor.author Narine, Lutchmie
dc.contributor.author Smego, Raymond A.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-29T09:10:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-29T09:10:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2005
dc.date.issued 2015-09-29
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9343 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2200
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: We sought to determine the characteristics of disciplined physicians at-large and the risk of disciplinary action over time and to report the type and frequency of complaints and the nature of disciplinary actions against allopathic physicians in Oklahoma. METHODS: Descriptive statistics, Kaplan-Meier analysis, and Cox proportional hazards modeling of publicly available data on physicians licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. RESULTS: Among 14 314 currently or previously licensed physicians, 396 (2.8%) had been disciplined. Using univariate proportional hazards analysis, men (P 0.04), non-whites (P 0.001), non-board-certified physicians (P 0.001), and those in family medicine (P 0.001), psychiatry (P 0.001), general practice (P 0.001), obstetrics-gynecology (P 0.03) and emergency medicine (P 0.001) were found to be at greater risk of being disciplined than other medical specialty groups. Foreign medical graduates had a higher risk of disciplinary action compared to US medical graduates (P 0.001), although this finding was not confirmed by multivariate analysis. Kaplan-Meier analysis revealed that the proportion of physicians disciplined increased with each successive 10-year interval since first licensure. Complaints against physicians originated most often from the general public (66%), other physicians (5%), and staff (4%), and the complaints most frequently involved issues related to quality of care (25%), medication/prescription violations (19%), incompetence (18%), and negligence (17%). CONCLUSION: To improve physician behavior and reduce the need for disciplinary action, medical schools and residency training programs must continue to emphasize both patient care and medical professionalism as critical core competencies en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Disciplinary action against physicians: Who is likely to get disciplined? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal The American journal of medicine en_US
dc.journal.volume 118 en_US
dc.journal.issue 7 en_US
dc.article.pages 773-777 en_US
dc.keywords Physician en_US
dc.keywords Discipline en_US
dc.keywords Disciplinary action en_US
dc.keywords Medical board en_US
dc.keywords Medical specialty en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.01.051 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Khaliq, A. A., Dimassi, H., Huang, C. Y., Narine, L., & Smego, R. A. (2005). Disciplinary action against physicians: who is likely to get disciplined?. The American journal of medicine, 118(7), 773-777. en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002934305001506

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