Don't shoot all of them. Doctors are very good at covering up acts of gross negligence committed by their colleagues. It's rare, but it happens.
So keep just a few medical malpractice lawyers around to keep the doctors honest.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and for each one of these there are a ton of highly paid non-clinical bureaucrats beneath them. In any other industry faced with rising costs that consumers couldn't afford, there would be a move to decrease administrative costs. Not the case in medicine.
Here's another article about CEO pay at Children's hospitals.
I'm not saying that CEO pay is the major driver of health care expense, but I am saying that increased expense related to those who do not have a direct role in patient care is a problem, and it is growing.
6) Any doctor who covers up the gross negligence of another is GUILTY OF THE SAME crime and negligence. Most industries are self-weeding. We have had engineers who deisgned stuff that would fail- we put them in charge of storing the blueprints.