The surge in applications from out-of-state doctors has led to a serious backlog at the Texas Medical Board. (David Hendricks, San Antonio Express-News; N.C.P.A.)(via Kevin MD). "Officials said many of the relocating physicians are filling shortages in areas such as Beaumont, where trauma patients previously had to be flown [to] other cities because there weren't enough surgeons to treat them," reports the Houston Chronicle. Ron Coleman of Likelihood of Confusion, who's guestblogging this week at Overlawyered, has some discussion.
Lawsuit limits spur stampede of doctors to Texas