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October 12, 2011

It is a very low proportion of medical personnel that are disciplined

IMAGINE THIS TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING FROM THIS DECADES OLD SHIT DISEASE AND CONTINUALLY, AND FOR DECADES EVEN IN QUEBEC, CANADA, AND NO ONE IS JAILED FOR IT.. NOT EVEN THE HEALTH MINISTERS https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/shit-disease-c-difficile-related-deaths-highest-in-recent-years-is-still-totally-unacceptable/

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It was interesting to me to read the various news spins being done on a report done by the researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital about our bad doctors. Supposedly another tip of the iceberg, as there are very low proportion of doctors that are disciplined even because it a serious obstacle course where doctors are not allowed to complain about the other doctors, and ordinary persons, others they are are not qualified to make any medical, professional judgments.

 No such thing as a little bit pregnant, and I am sure that it is same doctors who commit sexual transgressions are also guilty of other major immoral acts such as tax evasions.

I have laid complaints directly against 5 bad Canadian doctors and none were ever properly dealt with. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/canadas-health-care-fiascos/

Undisciplined Doctors, like Policeman, Nurses do now get complacent with daily routine and forget how to act properly. More attention is needed for safeguard. Present “Discipline means nothing.If you bring a complaint of fraud,cover up,concealment,abuse and report anything that is in violation of the health act don’t be surprised if things aren’t covered up.The fact that 98 percent of patients never receive a penny in compensation is a little more telling.24,000 people die every year in Canada due to medical mistakes. 87,500 patients admitted annually to Canadian acute care hospitals report an adverse event.5.2 million people according to the CIHI reported an adverse event(preventable medical error). The serious stuff that is reported is not made public so people have no idea what is being covered up. ”

TORONTO — One-fifth of doctor disciplinary cases in the last decade involved repeat offenders, suggesting a need for greater monitoring, researchers at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital have concluded. The researchers looked at the cases of doctors who were disciplined by their provincial medical licensing bodies between 2000 and 2009. Of the 606 cases in total, they found that 92 per cent of those doctors were men and that a majority were family physicians who had been practising for a long time. “It’s a very low proportion of doctors that are disciplined.” But of the doctors who are disciplined, there are many repeat offenders, the research found. Fifty-one doctors committed 64 repeat offences, or 19 per cent of the total offences. Seven of the doctors had been disciplined three times and two had been disciplined four times. The most common violation was sexual misconduct, which accounted for 20 per cent of the cases. Those offences, as well as standard-of-care issues and unprofessional conduct, made up more than half of the violations. Most of the doctors who were disciplined by their local medical licensing authorities over the last 10 years were family doctors who had been practising a long time, a new study finds. The most common penalties in the disciplinary cases were fines, imposed in 27 per cent of the incidents. That was followed by suspensions, which occurred 19 per cent of the time. The median fine amount was $4,000 and the median suspension length was four months.Doctors had their licences revoked in six per cent of the cases. The study appears in the journal Open Medicine. The study did not include the three territories where such information is not publicly available.

And the study also exposes how little standardization there is in Canada when it comes to publicly reporting disciplinary action against doctors, and how much remains unknown about the true scope of complaints against physicians. For instance, some information about disciplinary action against doctors was incomplete on various provincial websites and no information was publicly available from the territories. Chaim Bell, lead author of the study, physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and associate professor in medicine and health policy, management and evaluation at the University of Toronto, said the findings indicate the need for a national system that can allow improved public access to information about disciplinary action against doctors. The study was conducted by gathering publicly-available data from various Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons across Canada, which are medical licensing authorities and conduct disciplinary hearings when there are complaints against doctors. The problem is that complaints against doctors remain confidential unless it leads to a formal disciplinary hearing. While the study notes that cases of negligence, sexual abuse or concerns over professionalism are serious and usually lead to disciplinary action, there are questions about complaints against doctors that may never be released publicly. For that reason, it’s also unclear what the exact number of complaints against doctors is in Canada.It’s also difficult to get information from certain years from various provincial medical bodies, Dr. Bell said.It’s a problem that highlights the need for improved transparency as it relates to complaints against doctors, he said. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/more-than-600-doctors-punished-for-misconduct-in-canada-study/article2197463/

A national database should be created to make it easier for patients to monitor bad doctors, says the author of a recent study tracking physicians who have been disciplined.
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1068227

 

Viciously we need a consumer evaluation system, such as the ones in some universities where you graded your own professor annually, even for the doctors and the hospitals.. And we still do need to have much better hospital ombudsman who will incorporate real changes.. so things can change for the better…

do see also https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/very-wide-regional-health-discrepancies/

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