A commenter writes:
As far as physicians not wanting to criticize another physicians’ care, that might just be one of your biggest problems in this whole malpractice and increasing malpractice ins. rates. Doctors can’t have it all ways . . . there will be no resolve in this problem until physicians are willing to police their own. Until they are willing to get BAD doctors out of their profession then how can they have hope that this nightmare will go away.
I completely agree. However, as this recently discussed story proves – it is easier said than done. The tort process and continuing fear of litigation has proved to be a detriment to peer review, as RangelMD has written extensively about.