Sloppy, Greedy, or Overworked?

In early 2010, my administrative assistant, Barbara Raney, came into my office with a worried expression on her face. She told me that a lawyer from the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC was on the phone and wanted to speak with me. My immediate thought was “What have I done that would raise the attention of the DOJ?” Fortunately, the topic that we subsequently discussed had nothing to do with my behavior! The lawyer and his associate asked if I would serve on a panel to review the appropriateness of placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) by hospitals and cardiologists throughout the country.

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