UPDATE: “How Complaints From a Single Doctor Caused the Gov’t to Take Down a Public Database” (via ProPublica) Via Reuters: The federal government reopened public access to a database of malpractice claims and damages paid by doctors, with new restrictions that would prohibit using it in any way to identify the physicians. Consumer advocates and […]
Access to Information: "Public Database That Tracks Physicians’ Malpractice Records Should Be Restored"
Are library groups planning to weigh in on the dbase being taken offline? From Public Citizen: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should restore public access to an online database that anonymously tracks physicians’ records of malpractice, medical errors and medical discipline, Public Citizen said in a letter sent today [9/13/2011] to the […]