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Caregiver Datbase Flawed According to LA Times

Posted Feb 17 2010 6:08am
Two decades ago Congress set out to stop dangerous or incompetent caregivers from crossing state lines and landing in trouble by ordering that a national database be established allowing hospitals to check for disciplinary actions taken anywhere in the country against health professionals.

The long-awaited repository is missing serious disciplinary actions against what are probably thousands of health providers, according to an investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica in collaboration with the Los Angeles Times. Read more here.
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