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Has Quality been "Enronned"?

An updated version of this essay appears on the Nothing but the Truth about Quality book.

As the Enron scandal unfolded, it was tempting to believe that those terrible practices could never happen in healthcare. Alas, Dr. Westgard has examined the facts of the Enron case and seen the hidden face of our healthcare industry. We have much of Enron in our laboratories, our institutions, our regulators, our control and diagnostics manufacturers, even in our professional standards. Read this essay to see what we can learn -- and unlearn -- from the Enron scandal. (Preview)

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