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Disciplining for Quality

Title: Disciplining for Quality: Does State Medical Board Disciplinary Action Affect Healthcare Quality?.
Name(s): Ordieres, Nicholas Javier, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2020/01/10
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: State Medical Boards (SMBs) have for decades acted as a state mechanism charged with the proper regulation of the medical profession with the ability to license and sanction physicians. The goal of this paper was to see if SMB disciplinary action led to better healthcare quality years later. In this study, I collected data to produce a cross sectional analysis for the years 2006 and 2010. I wanted to see how disciplinary action affected future healthcare outcomes by examining the relationship between primary and associative state medical board disciplinary action and future medical malpractice. I found that occasionally there was a positive and statistically significant association between disciplinary action and malpractice. The theory I proposed to explain this behavior suggests that this association might be due to disciplinary action having a greater impact in malpractice victim reporting/ litigation than in its impacts on improving healthcare quality standards among the industry that would thereby lead to malpractice. I concluded that medical malpractice reports and their payments may be a flawed measure of healthcare quality and that this association may have been influenced more by the variation of malpractice victim reporting in cases of malpractice than by its impacts on physician standards of care.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1578668560_b2ca74ee (IID)
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Ordieres, N. J. (2020). Disciplining for Quality: Does State Medical Board Disciplinary Action Affect Healthcare Quality? Retrieved from