Consumer advocates are hailing it a major victory for Illinois residents. The Physician Profile is back up and running. The profile gives information, including medical malpractice lawsuits, about thousands of physicians and chiropractors practicing in the state of Illinois.
Such public databases allow ordinary citizens critical information that allows them to make informed decisions about their healthcare choices.
According to the Chicago Tribune, “Before it went dark in 2010, the website drew more than 150,000 hits weekly. The Illinois Medical Society took a neutral stand on the law that brought back the site, arguing that it should have been wrapped into larger legislation governing the practice of medicine.”
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