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Millions of patients a year undergo common elective operations – things like knee and hip replacements or gall bladder removals.

But, there’s almost no information available about the quality of surgeons who do them. ProPublica analyzed 2.3 million Medicare operations and identified 67,000 patients who suffered serious complications as a result: infections, uncontrollable bleeding, even death.

We’ll be reporting the complication rates of 17,000 surgeons — so patients can make an informed choice.

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Question Authority: The Need for Anti-Authoritarians in the Medical Profession

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Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D.

[Boston, Massachusetts]

M.D. Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital 1997-2013. Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine

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Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously.  images-24To evaluate the legitimacy of  an authority it is necessary to:
1. Assess whether they actually know what they are talking about.
2. Assess whether the authorities are honest in their intentions.  When anti-authoritarians assess an authority to be illegitimate, they challenge and resist that authority.
There is a paucity of anti-authoritarianism in the medical community concerning groups who have gained tremendous sway in the regulation of the medical profession.    There is an absence of anti-authoritarian questioning  of  what is essentially illegitimate and irrational authority.
images-26In order for these organizations to maintain power it is necessary that their authoritative opinion remain unquestioned and unchallenged.  Consciously manufactured propaganda has persuaded regulatory and public opinion of their value and to maintain power it is necessary that this authority remain insulated from outside evaluation because the entire system is based…

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