Highlights of the Current Issue
Journal of Medical Regulation
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In the feature article of the current issue of the Journal of Medical Regulation, authors Aaron Young, PhD, Humayun Chaudhry, DO, Jon Thomas, MD, MBA, and Michael Dugan, MBA, discuss findings of the FSMB’s latest Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States. Using data from the nation’s state medical boards, the 2012 Census found that the total population of licensed physicians in the United States (878,194) has expanded by 3% since 2010, is slightly older, has more women, and includes a substantive increase in physicians who graduated from a medical school in the Caribbean.
The issue also includes an article by Carl Ameringer, PhD, JD, of Virginia Commonwealth University, examining what role state medical boards should have in reducing unnecessary care and treatment. Dr. Ameringer argues that state medical boards, congruent with their mission of public protection, should enhance their oversight, detection and regulation in this area.
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