Monday, October 18, 2010

How to destroy a physician - Part 2 Choosing the Right Target

The typical profile of a good physician/surgeon who would be subjected to a damaging hospital peer review is someone who can be perceived as being an easy target.  She/he can have any one or more of the following characteristics:

1.  A solo physician, or a physician whose practice partner is not part of the good ol' boys circle.
2.  A physician whose medical practice partner is actually not supportive.
3.  A physician whose partner is being attacked indirectly.
4.  A physician belonging to an unusual profile (eg, a foreign-born physician, an African American physician, a good-looking feminine female surgeon, an unpopular religious affiliation, .... you got the picture)
5.  A physician from out-of-state with very, if any, networking connections in the community of the hospital.

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