20 States With Highest, Lowest Rates of Physician Discipline

The following rankings were determined by the Public Citizen's Health Research Group, which calculated the rate of serious disciplinary actions per 1,000 physicians in each state over three years. Actions include revocations, surrenders, suspensions and probation/restrictions.

10 Highest States
(States with the highest rates of serious disciplinary actions from 2009 through 2011. Figures reflect actions per 1,000 physicians from that three-year time span.)
1. Wyoming — 6.79
2. Louisiana — 5.58
3. Ohio — 5.52
4. Delaware — 5.32
5. New Mexico — 5.28
6. Nebraska — 4.70
7. Alaska — 4.69
8. Oklahoma — 4.65
9. Washington — 4.45
10. West Virginia — 4.32

10 Lowest States
(States with the lowest rate of serious disciplinary actions from 2009 through 2011. Figures reflect actions per 1,000 physicians from that three-year time span.)
1. South Carolina — 1.33
2. D.C. — 1.47
3. Minnesota — 1.49
4. Massachusetts — 1.66
5. Connecticut — 1.82
6. Wisconsin — 1.90
7. Rhode Island — 2.02
8. Nevada — 2.07
9. New Jersey — 2.26
10. Florida — 2.28

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