Patient Care, Professionalism, and Relationships with Industry

Heckman, James D.
February 2008
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2008, Vol. 90-A Issue 2, p225
Academic Journal
The author reflects on why he feels that patient care is the primary focus of orthopedic surgeons. The author also examines the importance of having a strong relationship with the medical technology industry. Particular attention is given to the Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) on Orthopaedist-Industry Conflicts of Interest, which were endorsed by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).


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