ABMS description of need for MOC

Apparently the ABMS is trying to create a “trusted brand,” of data resource, at physician and patient expense, to make a perpetual profit stream, like the AMA does.

Here’s what @theABMS says about maintenance of certification:

http://www.abms.org/News_and_Events/Media_Newsroom/Releases/release_ABMSCertificationandMOCStatementpostNEJM_122612.aspx

#medicine #doctors #ABMS #profiteering #nonsense

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What is regulatory capture of medical practice

We need to educate the world to the phenomenon of regulatory capture, which is completely worse than regulatory control – which already exists by license requirements of the state. It is simply put “extortion by law.”

http://techliberation.com/2010/12/19/regulatory-capture-what-the-experts-have-found/

Certification, accreditation and merit

The following is an excerpt from AAPS newsletter November 2012 found at AAPSonline.org.

This essay from an ebook entitled Bad Education http://tinyurl.com/8qlmk7y relates to the history and fallacy of accreditation. In 605AD, the Chinese emperor Yang Guang established the world’s first meritocracy, based on a new system of imperial examinations. Test prep academies proliferated. As the number of degree holders increased, exams were made more difficult. A man crazed by failure on the test gathered an army that began the bloody Taiping Rebellion.

The authors suggest that “systems of accreditation do not assess merit; merit is a fiction created by systems of accreditation.”

http://nplusonemag.com/death-by-degrees