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Scoring No Goal — Further Adventures in Transparency

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  • Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.

Though quality improvement in medicine and sound information to help patients choose providers are clearly needed, ProPublica's new surgeon scorecard is likely to achieve neither. But it has triggered important discussion about appropriate assessment and transparency.

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This article was published on September 2, 2015, at NEJM.org.

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Dr. Rosenbaum is a national correspondent for the Journal.

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