Information reported by physicians but the government is enhancing with additional information to include any malpractice convictions, etc....statement below says it all, how is the information interpreted....BD
The site also lists information the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation previously hadn’t made public, such as any felony convictions for the past five years, serious misdemeanor convictions, and the most controversial data — the most recent five years of malpractice judgments and settlements. The Web site lists the settlement amount, the date and the county involved, with the data provided by courts and insurance companies.
The president of the Sangamon County Medical Society hopes that patients looking for doctors won’t rule out certain practitioners simply because of malpractice settlements listed.
“I don’t think that most physicians are opposed to people knowing about this information,” Dr. J. Eric Bleyer said Monday. “The problem is people interpreting this information.” “Unfortunately, there are bad circumstances and situations where patients have a bad outcome,” he said, “and it’s not always where the physician is the problem.”