National practitioner data bank

national practitioner data bank

A databank established by the health care quality improvement act of 1986 authorizing the department of health and human services to collect and release information on the professional competence and conduct of physicians, dentists, nurses, and other health care practitioners. The data include adverse actions on physicians' malpractice, licensure, hospital privileges, concealing of pertinent information, and the like.

Retrieved from ""
First | Previous (National library of medicine) | Next (National science foundation) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.