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Investigators in Maryland expand investigation of unnecessary stenting

The investigation of interventional cardiologist Mark Midei has now turned up similar suspicious practices by other Maryland physicians, the Baltimore Sun reports. “Several cardiologists in the state have performed a suspiciously high number of the same invasive cardiac stent procedures that Dr. Mark G. Midei is accused of over-performing at St. Joseph Medical Center,” writes…

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Even more people may have received unnecessary stents at St Joseph’s

There may be more people who received unnecessary stents at Maryland’s St Joseph’s Medical Center than previously thought, according to a front page story in the Baltimore Sun by Robert Little. As previously reported, St Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD had previously informed hundreds of patients who received stents implanted by Mark Midei that they may…

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Why we shouldn’t kill all the lawyers just yet

“Let’s kill all the lawyers.” It’s every doctor’s favorite Shakespeare quote.  And if you’re giving a talk to doctors there’s no better way to get the audience on your side than by starting with a  lawyer joke. But perhaps we shouldn’t be too hasty about killing all those lawyers. As recent commentary about the Mark…

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Guest post: Badness in Baltimore: can peer review catch rogue doctors?

(The following post was written by Robert Wachter, who is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and the Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the UCSF Medical Center. Among his many other accomplishments, he coined the term “hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article. This post originally appeared…

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Maryland hospital tells hundreds of heart patients their stents may have been unnecessary

St Joseph Medical Center in Towson, MD has informed hundreds of patients who received stents that they may have undergone an unnecessary procedure, according to a story by Robert Little in the Baltimore Sun. The action is the latest development in a federal investigation of health-care fraud into the hospital’s cardiology practice, according to the story….

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