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Letters Doctors’ performance

The grand scheme of public disclosure?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 31 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5052
  1. James Penston, consultant physician/gastroenterologist1
  1. 1Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe DN15 7BH, UK
  1. james.penston{at}

Although Tavare presents evidence for both sides of the argument on the quality of performance data, he still gives a positive slant to public disclosure,1 probably because of bias in selecting opinions from those with a vested interest in the venture. For example, the names of the founders of Dr Foster appear …

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