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What does NPDB stand for?

NPDB stands for National Practitioner Data Bank

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1) The quid pro quo was the creation of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) to restrict the ability of incompetent physicians to move from state to state without disclosure or discovery of physicians' previous damaging or incompetent performance.
After adjustment for inflation, that figure was the lowest since the National Practitioner Data Bank started tracking malpractice payments in 1990, the report said.
Providers in the network should undergo a rigorous credentialing process that meets or exceeds the National Committee for Quality Assurance standards, and uses the American Medical Association and National Practitioner Data Bank to verify professional credentials, licenses and memberships.
based consumer advocacy organization analyzed malpractice payments reported in the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) between 1990, the year the data bank was established, and 2005.
During this process, the report also advocates for prohibition of confidential settlements known as "gag clauses" that prevent learning from events that lead to litigation; use of court-appointed, independent expert witnesses; and the redesign or replacement of the National Practitioner Data Bank which has never met the goal of being the premier resource for meaningful, valid and reliable information about physician performance.