NC Medical Society Membership and Effects on NCMB Disciplinary Actions:

 

Expressed as Raw Numbers: #(%N1)

 

Sample

NCMS Members Treatment

NCMS Non-Members Treatment

 

(N1)

(N2)

Harsh

Fair

Lenient

(N3)

Harsh

Fair

Lenient

Boundary

78

10

3(4)

4(5)

3(4)

68

47(60)

11(14)

10(13)

Substance

113

13

4(4)

0

9(8)

100

81(72)

1(1)

18(16)

Boundary & Substance

23

2

1(4)

0

1(4)

21

7(30)

0

14(61)

Legal

111

*0

0

0

0

111

62(56)

41(37)

8(7)

Negligence

110

*1

0

0

1(1)

109

42(38)

25(23)

42(38)

Totals

435

26

8

4

14

409

239

78

92

 

Expressed as Percentages (x/N2):                               (x/N3)

 

Sample Size

NCMS Members Treatment%

NCMS Non-Members Treatment%

 

(N1)

(N2)

Harsh

Fair

Lenient

(N3)

Harsh

Fair

Lenient

Boundary%

78

10

30

40

30

68

69

16

15

Substance%

113

13

31

 

69

100

69

16

15

Boundary & Substance%

23

2

50

 

50

21

33

 

67

Legal%*

111

*0

 

 

 

111

56

37

7

Negligence%

110

*1

 

 

 

109

39

23

39

Total%

100

6

 

 

 

94

 

 

 

* Unable to compare NCMS Membership in Legal & Negligence categories due to the small number of members with issues recorded on the NCMB public sites.

** Numerous situations exist in which poor data is available on the website, making it difficult to come up with an idea of whether NCMB action was harsh/appropriate/lenient.  That being said,  from statements by and interviews of licensees who have signed consent orders, the consent orders on the website are more often than not heavily slanted in the favor of the NCMB and against the licensee; “findings of fact” in the Consent Order are more aptly described as “findings of fiction”!