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News Release

For Immediate Release       FOR MORE INFORMATON:.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 Blair Horner        518 727 4506
Suzanne Mattei    646 465-3635
Arthur Levin       917 836-7596

REPORT: THREE-QUARTERS OF DOCTORS SANCTIONED FOR NEGLIGENCE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE; PATIENTS UNLIKELY TO KNOW THAT DOCTORS HAVE BEEN DISCIPLINED.

NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACTIONS AGAINST NY DOCTORS BASED ON ACTIONS TAKEN BY OTHER STATES AND OTHER AGENCIES

NUMBER OF DOCTORS PRACTICING IN NEW YORK GREW AT A RATE THAT FAR OUTPACES OVERALL STATE POPULATION GROWTH

CONSUMER AND PATIENT RIGHTS GROUPS URGE STATE TO TAKE ACTION TO ALERT PUBLIC TO QUESTIONABLE DOCTORS

 

(Albany, N.Y.)  Over three-quarters of doctors found sanctioned for negligence by the New York State Department of Health are allowed to continue to practice; that’s according to a report issued today by a coalition of consumer and patient groups.  The report, “Questionable Doctors,” also argued that patients are likely clueless about the records of their doctors.

The report, which relied on data provided by the New York State government agencies, found:

The groups urged Governor Cuomo and state legislators to enact reforms that protect patients.  This report calls on policymakers to: 

In addition, all patients of physicians who have had any limitation placed on their license must be notified in a timely manner.

Read the full report | www.nypirg.org