According to Public Citizen, a Washington nonprofit oversight group, stated that the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners needs to take more action against doctors that are involved in malpractice cases.
The board, which is comprised of 14 doctors, one nurse, one accountant and three members of the community, threw out almost 93 percent of complaints filed against doctors last year. Out of 1,107 complaints the board received against 33,000 New Jersey doctors, only 24 licenses were revoked.
The group then compared the New Jersey boards to other state medical boards and found that New Jersey had a low number of sanctions placed on doctors. New Jersey ranked 40th out of the 50 states.
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