The phrase “simple decision” should be an oxymoron. Decisions are the products of innumerable recognized and unrecognized influences. Judgments of medical professionals are no exception, which begs a number of questions. When a provider adds scanning equipment on-site does the office begin self-referring more scans? When physicians buy into a for-profit specialty hospital, do they start recommending more expensive surgeries? Do oncologists switch to whichever chemotherapy drug provides the best profit margin?
Such questions will be the fodder for a challenging one-hour webinar discussion sponsored by the Arizona Bioethics Network on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 7:30am. Christopher Robertson, JD will facilitate Do Conflicts of Interest Bias Physicians’ Clinical Decisions? based on his forthcoming Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics article. Get an exclusive preview of the article and join the discussion. Space is limited, so register today.