Accession Number:

ADA393286

Title:

The National Practitioner Data Bank: Harmful or Helpful in the Hands of the Consumer?

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The Internets powerful ability to quickly disseminate vast amounts of information to so many people has changed every aspect of our lives, including how we shop for medical care. For years, patients wanting disciplinary information on their physicians had to write to their state medical board to request it. Since the advent of the World Wide Web, the same information that ten years ago would have taken weeks to track down and obtain is often accessible by entering a few simple computer keystrokes.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE