The following article appeared November 10, 2011 on the HealthLeaders Media website.

Published by Jon Cantlupe

Talk to enough physicians and hospital execs, and you will hear a term they use to refer to colleagues deviating from their peers, whether they aren’t doing enough to improve patient care, are falling behind in their work, or are spending too much: outliers.

“No one wants to be an outlier,” Kevin McGuire, MD, MS, chief of the orthopedic spine service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, told HealthLeaders Media.

In spine care, McGuire found a lot of outliers, surgeons wasting money by wasting medical implant devices. McGuire admits he was once an outlier too…

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