Column: Self-regulation doesn't work in healthcare
August 15, 2007
The healthcare industry's history of regulating itself does not go far enough to protect apteitns, according to a Globe and Mail columnist.
Writer Andre Picard cited as an egregious example of leniency an instance in which a surgeon repeatedly performed and botched procedures she was not qualified to attempt, yet was allowed to continue to practice as a surgical assistant. Picard argues that review board, comprised of physicians, are loathe to strip licenses or take the drastic measures he feels are need to protect patients.