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Only 13 of 64 medical boards subscribe to data bank discipline updates

A year-long investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today turned up several egregious cases illustrating a now-familiar national pattern: many physicians sanctioned for misconduct or incompetence in one state are often never discovered to have been disciplined by other states where they hold a license. Summarizing their findings in a series of newspaper articles in February and March, the investigative team wrote: "Like traveling medicine hucksters of old, doctors who run into trouble today can hopscotch from state . . .

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