Lantern of Diogenes: Is "Honest Physician" a 21st Century

Thompson, Richard E.
April 2005
Click (1532-0391);Apr2005, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p36
The article reports that concern about unethical physicians is nothing new. Fee splitting, legal drug dealers bribing doctors to prescribe their products, and sweetheart deals between doctors and hospitals are as old as the hills. However, new to the scene are higher stakes, lower physician fees and a prevailing national ethic that encourages greed, corruption and conflict of interest. For physicians, the temptation to be unethical is greater and the slippery slope is smoother than ever before.


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