The February 2012 editorial concluded that perhaps our best continuing education is to “take final records and compare them with the patient’s pretreatment records.” Dougherty finished his May 1987 guest editorial with the following words: “The main thrust of our deliberations and concerns should be good treatment versus bad treatment. It is that simple. No labels are needed. Put the records on the table and label yourself.”
Our study group agrees that the final records are equally important as the pretreatment records. Twenty-five years later, posttreatment records continue to be consistently updated, because this is how we do science. This is not a fashion trend.