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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have experienced physician misconduct

Fierce Healthcare
By Joanne Finnegan
May 31, 2019

Nearly one in five Americans say they have had an interaction with a physician who they believe was acting unethically, unprofessionally or providing substandard care, according to a new survey.

While 18% of people said they have experienced physician misconduct, only one-third of them (33%) reported the behavior or filed a complaint, according to the survey results (PDF) released by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).