The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is sounding the alarm on the abusive use of CPG’s against doctors. Instead of being treated as guidelines, they are being treated as mandates to quash robust debate and to curtail independent medical judgment of physicians:
“CPGs are based entirely on consensus,” Dr. Huntoon writes. “They are often influenced or driven by profit, cost containment, and politics, and may vary widely depending on the underlying incentives of the entities that develop them.”
While developers assert that CPGs are not fixed protocols, they are often used as “cookbook medicine,” Dr. Huntoon states, and rigid adherence can lead to patient harm and death.
CPGs are not the standard of care, Dr. Huntoon notes, but they may be misrepresented as such by hospital attorneys in a sham peer review.
“During the COVID era, we have seen sham peer review on an unprecedented scale,” he writes, “as government, medical boards, professional medical societies, hospitals, and other entities have sought to punish physicians who hold views contrary to the official narrative promulgated by government health officials.””
In my opinion, this is very dangerous for patients and will lead to the profession being ruled by greed and dominated by sociopaths.