sham peer review(redirected from malicious peer review)
sham peer reviewA term of art referring to the abuse of a medical peer review to attack a doctor for personal or other non-medical reasons. Sham peer reviews may be triggered by a doctor who flags unsafe conditions in a hospital or reports suboptimal care being provided by a senior colleague. Such reviews typically result in a doctor being labelled as disruptive or having compromised patient quality, leading to their being reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which may effectively end his or her career.
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