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September 19, 2006

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Matt

You have to give the AMA credit. They don't slow down on the false statistics.

What I'm curious about is how many physicians still believe the AMA. This is the same AMA that sells your prescription habits to the drug companies, right? Wonder what they're selling to the liability carriers?

ISMD

While I, as a physician, have a hard time with the AMA, I frankly would believe them over the false statistics ATLA, or whatever their new cover name is, spews forth to the public.

Matt

Which statistics are false?

Dr. Mary Johnson

You are not going to "fix" anything about the malpractice tort system in this country until something is done to "fix" medical peer review . . . and to REALLY protect medical whistle-blowers.

The AMA has had its head in the sand on this issue for years. There are growing numbers of physicians out there (including me) who make very good cases arguing that they were retaliated against (either by being fired or "bad-faith" peer reviewed) for reporting bad medical care.

In our increasingly corporatized environment, good doctors are being destroyed by methods worthy of the Salem Witch Trials . . . methods adopted & employed because of the fear of lawyers/lawsuits.

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