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I applaud Eichenwald for asking some hard questions about the ABIM.My wife is an internist. My brother is a pediatrician at a major academic institution. So was my father. My best friend is a surgeon. I regularly see an internist for my medical care, and I like her very much. I also should mention that this article is an opinion column.And it is my opinion that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has hidden managerial incompetence for years while its officers showered themselves with cash despite their financial ineptitude and the untold damage they have inflicted on the health care system...
See also his earlier related story: "The Ugly Civil War in American Medicine".
(Via Matthew Bowdish.)