Here are a few quick facts we've been able to pull from our research into complaints against the 49 doctors we've profiled in our Bad Medicine report.
Of those 49 physicians, the suspension/revocation/probation of their licenses came as a result of:
Sexual Misconduct (6)
Substance Abuse (11)
Unjustifiable Prescriptions (15)
Of the 44 doctors with a specific, known date of notification to the board, the average length of time for discipline was 21 months.
The longest lag in disciplinary action we uncovered was 86 months.
The shortest lag in disciplinary action we uncovered was nine days.
Of the 44 doctors with a specific, known date of notification to the board, 14 were disciplined in six months or less. The disciplining of 17 of those 44 doctors took at least two years. For 7 of those 44 doctors, the lag between notification and formal discipline was at least three years.