Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The article by Dr Baldwin and
colleagues1 on the NPDB hit the mark in
one part of its comment but missed this major point. It is true that we are
sanctioning our colleagues much less than we might due to the increasing serious
consequences of this reporting. This ill-conceived program has had a chilling
effect on our ability and willingness to carry out the needed sanctions for
some physicians' problem behavior.
Warren E. The National Practitioner Data Bank and the Quality of Peer Review. JAMA. 2000;283(7):886–887. doi:10.1001/jama.283.7.882
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