What other enterprise in this nation with such high responsibility and potential liability would tolerate the level of individual practice variation that has become standard in medicine?  Try this: Would you fly on an airline that lets their captains decide individually whether to use flaps or checklists, or turn on all the engines for take off?  Would you want your neighborhood nuclear power plant to run in freeform, avant-garde style by a manager who thinks he’s smarter than the rules and is intent on experimenting with, say, the cooling valve positions and fuel rod extraction procedures?

~John J Nance, JD


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