More on Sanctioned Doctors
KXAN of Austin has more on the recent report by Public Citizen showing that 58% of sanctioned Texas doctors have still not been disciplined:
Some facts contained in the 18-page report regarding the severity of the doctors' offenses include:
- Many of the physicians were disciplined by hospitals and other health care institutions because they were deemed an immediate threat to the health and safety of patients, incompetent or negligent, they committed sexual misconduct or insurance fraud, they abused drugs or alcohol, or they provided substandard care to patients.
- A quarter of the 459 physicians have been sanctioned by health care facilities more than once.
- Nearly half of the 459 physicians had one or more medical malpractice reports.