RALEIGH, N.C. -- The board regulating North Carolina's doctors and physician assistants has disciplined more than 200 health providers.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that the North Carolina Medical Board said that delivering substandard care the most common reason for discipline.
Disciplinary actions were up from the previous year, when about 180 practitioners were cited for problems.
The medical board licenses and disciplines the state's 31,000 doctors and nearly 4,000 physician assistants.
The board was recognized for the second straight year by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen as among the most improved nationwide for guarding patient safety. The board previously had been near the bottom of patient advocates' rankings.
Information from: The News & Observer
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