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Red in Tooth and Claw—Moral Hazard and the Struggle for Control of Imaging Services

Bruce J. Hillman and Jeff C. Goldsmith

in The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195386967
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322756 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195386967.003.0007
Red in Tooth and Claw—Moral Hazard and the Struggle for Control of Imaging Services

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Chapter 7 expands on a theme first introduced in Chapter 5: how the acquisition of advanced imaging technologies by practitioners who can refer their patients to imaging facilities they own presents an opportunity for financially motivated abuse. This possibility is framed in the context of physicians' moral hazard and presents policy options for dealing with the problem.

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Subjects: Clinical Radiology ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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