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Variations by state in physician disciplinary actions by US medical licensure boards
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    Worthless Statistics in search of Meaningful Conclusion

    It appears that these authors believe that variability in the disciplinary rates between states is something that indicates a lack of quality and/or a lack of uniformity of safety measures.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    There are many more reasons affecting a state's disciplinary rates than those controlled for in the study. For just one glaringly obvious example, in certain states and i...

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