Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

Law Review and Academic Articles - Sham Peer Review

  1. How to Protect Physician Whistleblower - Patient Advocates -
    from Retaliation to Benefit Patients:
    a legal analysis regarding Summary Suspension, Retaliation, Peer Review and Remedies

    by Dr. Gil Mileikowsky, MD and Bartholomew Lee, Attorney at Law.
    posted on the AHLA - MSCPR website

    Published in US-China Law Review, January 2019, Vol.16, No. 1, 21-33 doi:10.17265/1548-6605/2019.01.003,

    Available at:

    Read January 2008 version in National Jewish News
    Read August 2007 version
    Read 5-page Summary of August 2007 version

  2. The Bonham Case - Origin of Due Process in U.S. Law
    by Jeffrey White, Esq. - Presented May 9th, 2006, U.S. Capitol, Council of Health Integrity Projects (C-HIP)
    Read Article

  3. Sham Peer Review in Medicine
    Kenneth Westhues, Professor of Sociology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - 2/2006
    Read Article

  4. Physicians Policing Physicians: The Development of Medical Staff Peer Review Law at California Hospitals
    Philip L. Merkel - Winter 2004 University of San Francisco Law Review
    Read Article

  5. "The Fox Guarding the Henhouse: how the health care quality improvement act of 1986 and state peer review protection statutes have helped protect bad faith peer review in the medical community"
    Yann H.H. van Geertruyden Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy Winter 2001
    Read Article

  6. Management response after filing an internal report will determine path of whistleblower behavior - conclusion from ""Mad as Hell or Scared Stiff? The Effects of Value Conflict and Emotions on Potential Whistle-Blowers" - dissertation of Erika Henik, Ph.D.
    Read Dissertation

  7. Govt doctors get whistleblower protection - John Solomon - Associated Press May 2, 2006
    Read Article

  8. Juxtaposing Sarbanes-Oxley With JCAHO Governance Standards: A Shortcut to Auditable Health Compliance?
    by Michael J. Myers, South Dakota Law Review 2006
    Read Article

  9. The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 and Physician Peer Reviews: Success or Failure? - by Bryan G. Hall - University of South Dakota
    Read Article

  10. Peer Review: Current Law and Policy Problems by David A. Hyman, J.D., HealthSpan July/August 1991
    Read Article