Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Rape of the Medical Peer Review Process in the USA

Sham Peer Review

  1. "Hospital privileges for doctors: a game of politics?" by Barbara Hensleigh, J.D., published July 25, 2011, The Daily Journal
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  2. "Doctors Who Hurt Doctors" by Jeff Chu - Time August 7, 2005
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  3. "Clinical Peer Review or Competitive Hatchet Job."
    William W. Parmley, M.D., M.A.C.C. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. 36, No. 7, 2000
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  4. AM News Opinion, "Due Process - First things first in peer review," and
    Article on Background of Mileikowsky v. Tenet - 06/18/2001
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  5. Letter from Ralph M. Bard, M.D. to Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. 7/23/2001
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  6. How does the "CODE of SILENCE" operate? Conversation with a Surgeon on Health Care Costs; Why "Atlas Shrugged" for One Skilled Doctor
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  7. The Psychology of Sham Peer Review - Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D.
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  8. How do Buffalo Handle Sham Peer Review ?
    What' s the difference between the Jungle and Sham Peer Review ?
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  9. Abuse of the "Disruptive Physician" Clause - Lawrence R. Huntoon, M.D., Ph.D.
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    also see Retaliation Against "Disruptive" Physicians - Methods and Strategies

  10. "Hospital peer review is a kangaroo court."
    David W. Townend, J.D. Medical Economics 2/7/2000
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  11. Letter to the Editor from Lawrence Huntoon, M.D., J.D. AM News 4/5/2004
    "Absolute immunity in peer review is equivalent to absolute power over the accused. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
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  12. Rules of fair play don't always apply." from series The Cost of Courage
    Steve Twedt. Pittsburgh Post Gazette 10/27/2003
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  13. "Doctors who spoke out." from series The Cost of Courage
    Steve Twedt. Pittsburgh Post Gazette 10/26/2003
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  14. Due Process or Professional Assassination, Unique Opportunities - The Physicians Resource - Mar/Apr 2001
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  15. Sham Peer Review in Medicine
    Kenneth Westhues, Professor of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - 2/2006
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  16. "Tenet Doctor Probe Widens."
    Melissa Davis. TheStreet.com 10/13/2004
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  17. "Tenet Tangles With California Blue Cross."
    Melissa Davis. TheStreet.com 11/4/2003
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  18. Coronary - A true story of medicine gone awry by Stephen Klaidman
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  19. "Tenet Takes Another Shot."
    Melissa Davis. TheStreet.com 9/24/2003
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  20. "Hearts Harden as Tenet Faces the Senate."
    Melissa Davis. TheStreet.com 9/17/2003
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  21. "Whistleblower Wants Tenet to Come Clean."
    Melissa Davis. TheStreet.com 7/25/2003
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  22. JCAHO Patients' Safety Standards - Transcript of Presentation by JCAHO President, Dennis O'Leary, MD - 11/24/2002
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  23. JCAHO quotes Semmelweis Society Vice President Ralph Bard, M.D., J.D. - in MS.4.30 - "Credentialing and Privileging Your Medical Staff-Examples for Improving Compliance"
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  24. Transcript of Quarterly Meeting of Medical Board of California - 11/9/2002
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  25. "Rape of the Medical Peer Review Process by Tenet Healthsystem." Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. 3/21/2002
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  26. "The Fox Guarding the Henhouse: how the health care quality improvement act of 1986 and state peer review protection statutes have helped protect bad faith peer review in the medical community"
    Yann H.H. van Geertruyden Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy Winter 2001
    (link to www.peerreview.org)
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