[Susan notes: The New York Times has featured an op ed declaring that giving surgeons grades has backfired. Editors don't seem to see any connection with teacher grades.]
To the editor
In Giving Doctors Grades (July 22), cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar gives strong testimony to the dangers of grading by surgical outcomes, noting the consequence that the surgeons who rate "best" are the ones avoiding high-risk patients.
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