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Ep. 8 The dangerous business of public reporting

We discuss the background policies the effects of public reporting of outcomes on the behavior of physicians and the reactions to a paper that was just published on this topic.  Anish shares a real life experience of a patient of his who was a tragic victim of these misguided healthcare policies.

LINKS:

Blumenthal et al.  A Survey of Interventional Cardiologists’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Public Reporting of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (JAMA Cardiology)

Anish Koka. The High Cost of Public Reporting (published in “The HealthCare Blog”)

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