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Conclusion

Marc A. Rodwin

in Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199755486
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755486.003.0013
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This chapter presents recommendations on how to deal with physicians' conflicts of interest in the future. Individual physicians and organized medicine should restrict activities that create conflicts of interest for practitioners and physician organizations. Physicians can change the way they conduct their own medical practice as well as participate in broader change through professional organizations and civic engagement. Physician organizations can develop ethical standards and policies for medical practice, continuing medical education (CME), and other medical activities. Even more important is another step that many physicians will find difficult. Physicians should accept the authority of federal and state government and laymen to reform the medical economy in ways that reduce and regulate physicians' conflicts of interest.

Keywords: conflicts of interest; physicians; medical practice; medical economy

Chapter.  1362 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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