As reported by the AP, there are actually firms that provide "mystery shoppers" to see how well your service as a business. Sure we have all heard of it before but the for the first time is is now occurring at hospitals. Here is the problem: you can die if someone makes a medical mistake. Haven't we been told that happens all the times?
So as patients fake their illness like bad actors at a local theater, the physicians still do what they can to find the cause of their fake chest pain or slurred speech. This perverted act which is similar to "Munchausen's" takes up room and time from busy hospital facilities. You would think that the hospital would be mad but, alas, their administrators were in on it. I guess it is always good to get another gold star to show off at your next yearly retreat. Remember the mantra of this decade is "quality".
You would think the AMA would at least make a beef about this. Nah. They sent it back to their ethics committee for more clarification. Good for them. Don't want to take a tough stand without proper clarification.