National Practitioner Data Bank


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National Practitioner Data Bank

 (NPDB)
a computerized information system that contains a record of malpractice claims, privileges actions, and other disciplinary actions. It was created to ensure that incompetent health care professionals do not move from one state to another.

National Practitioner Data Bank

A database established by the Congress to facilitate professional peer review and restrict incompetent physicians' and dentists' ability to move from state to state, and elude discovery of previous substandard performance or unprofessional conduct

National Practitioner Data Bank

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NPDB

A national databank, created by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, that receives, stores, and disseminates records on the conduct and competence of medical professionals. Health care facilities use the information contributed to the databank during hiring and credentialing. The databank stores information relating to medical malpractice payments made on behalf of health care practitioners; information relating to adverse actions taken against clinical privileges of physicians, osteopaths, or dentists; and information concerning actions by professional societies that adversely affect membership.
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David Loewenstein has been the director of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) for about six months.
The National Practitioner Data Bank has been a lightning rod for criticism throughout its history, despite a dearth of information on its impact (Robertson, 2001; Ryzen, 1992; Satiani, 2004; Todd, 1995; Waters, Warnecke, Parsons, Almagor & Budetti, 2006).
I was not reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
In 1986, Congress passed the Health Care Quality Improvement Act (Public Law 99-660), which authorized the creation of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) to collect and store mandatory information from malpractice claims paid in the private sector.
The Growth Of Physician Medical Malpractice Payments: Evidence from the National Practitioner Data Bank," by Amitabh Chandra, Shantanu Nundy, and Seth A.
Issues affecting the collection of accurate information for trend analysis and learning are also addressed through recommendations to prohibit "gag-clauses" and to revamp the National Practitioner Data Bank.
Those at issue were Interrogatories 74 through 92, requesting information regarding queries made or not made by the hospital to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).
The office would oversee the National Practitioner Data Bank to improve public access to and widen the scope of information gathered on medical malpractice lawsuits and insurance policies and premiums.
Still, he notes that many hospitals use the National Practitioner Data Bank as a starting point.
BACK IN 1990 THE NATIONAL Practitioner Data Bank was established to keep track of malpractice suits and disciplinary actions against incompetent physicians.
Access to the National Practitioner Data Bank, a federally operated compilation of all actions taken against doctors by state licensing boards and hospitals, plus all malpractice judgments and settlements involving every physician, is unavailable to the public - still exempt from the Freedom of Information laws.
The federal government maintains lists, the National Practitioner Data Bank, with details of all the sanctioned physicians in the country.

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