Sham Peer Review

Anderson v. St. Joseph (News Story 1988)
Due Process or Professional Assassination? (Chalifoux Case 2004)
HCQIA – Is it Working? (Chalifoux 2002)
HCQIA & Peer Review – Success or Failure? (Hall USD Abstract 2005)
Is Peer Review Worth Saving? (Medical Economics 18 Feb 2005)
Medical Peer Review Records Chapter 23-34
No One is Safe from Sham Peer Review (1987)
SSI List of Shammed Physicians (1999)
Patrick v. Burget (AAPS/SSI Amicus Brief)
Patrick v. Burget (Decision Analysis 1988)
Patrick v. Burget Analysis (Vernon Waite 2004)
SPR Investigations Not Discoverable Unless…(2000)
Peer Review & HCQIA (Conover/Zeitler Duke 2004)
Peer Review – Due Process or Professional Assassination? (Zicconi)
Peer Review Immunity: History, Operation, & Recent Decisions (Cassidy 2005)
Sham Peer Review (AZ Med, Huntoon Oct 2004)
Sham Peer Review – Notes (from Mike?)
Shammed I Am, in Peer Review (Johnson 2004)
SPR Napoleonic Law in Medicine (Waite JAPS 2003)

Disruptive Physician

The Disruptive Physician (Pfifferling 1999)
Abuse of the “Disruptive Physician” Clause (Huntoon JAPS 2004)

Health Care

AMA Letter to Bill Frist MD (March 2004)
Call to Improve Patient Safety – S. 720 (2004)
GAO NPDB Needs Major Improvements (2000)
GAO – CMS Needs Authority to Oversee Patient Safety (2004)
Health Care Costs and the Uninsured (Conover 2004)
Medical Herdology (Huntoon JAPS 2003)
Medicare’s Quality Improvement Orgs (2002)
Will Health Care be the Next ENRON? (Panel Discussion 2004)


Physician Career Satisfaction (AMA 2002)
Grady Hospital, Dekalb County, GA Ethics Complaint (Brown/Jones 2004)
Implementing & Optimizing Morbidity & Mortality (Sullivan/Jones Conference ~2004)
Mid-Career Burnout (JAMA 2002)
Legislative Update – Physician Discipline (McDonnell 2003)
NPDB Fact Sheet (2003)
Pediatrics is Attractive Career (AAP 2003)
Resume Writing Tips for Medical School Graduates (Eric Grosch, MD)
Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) Rules for Medical Staff (2003)
Whistleblower Rights (GAP letter 2004)


Chada – AMEDNEWS (2004)
Cooking the Books – Trillion Dollar Cover-Up (Vermani 2002)
Cost of Courage (Twent, US News 26Oct2003)
Diane Powers MD (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 13 Jun 2004)
The Hospital Canker (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3 Nov 2003)
Craziest HMO Contract Clause I’ve Seen (Managed Care 1996)
Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later (AAFP Moore, March 2002)
Law Gives Hospital Panels Wide Power Over MDs (US News 29 Oct 2003)
MDs Who Sued Yale Win $5.5 million (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 28 Jul 2004)
No Absolute Immunity for Peer Reviewers (AMED March 2005)
Physicians Caught in Productivity Squeeze (AMEDNEWS 20 Sep 2004)
Poliner (AMED NEWS 2004)
Disruptive Physician (Powers) Tells Her Story (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 13 Jun 2004)
Rulings Spell Out Specifics for Peer Review Immunity (AMEDNEWS, 6 Aug 2001)
Shah v. Danville Memorial Hospital (Danville Register, 1 Jun 1989)
Speak No Evil – Dr. Powers (AMA Voice Jan/Feb 2004)
Swinging Pendulum of Peer Review Immunity (Physicians News Digest Nov 2001)
Fox Guarding the Henhouse (Health, Law, & Policy Geertruyden 2001)
Medical Groups Look Into BFPR (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Twedt, 24 Oct 2004)
Health Care Whistle-Blower Bill Approved (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Twedt 24 June 2004)
Disruptive Doctors an Issue in Calif (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Twedt 18 Mar 2004)
Oregon MDs Study Peer Review Law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Twedt 28 Dec 2003)
Dr. Ulrich Wins $4.3 Million (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Twedt 24 Jun 2004)
War Is On – Why Med Staff Needs Independent Counsel (Medscape, Bond 22 Mar 2004)