EDITORIAL Interest in Conflicts

Tolo, Vernon T.
January 2011
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;1/5/2011, Vol. 93-A Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the potential conflicts of interest on orthopaedic surgeons' high compensations in orthopaedic medicine. The author refers to an article published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine" in September 2010 issue, which reported a 46% nondisclosure rate of potential conflicts among orthopaedic surgeons who receive one-million-dollar payment. An overview of a healthcare reform bill that will take effect in 2013 and requires public reporting of physician payments is presented.


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