A Piece of My Mind
March 26, 2014

Slippery Slopes and Landing on Your Feet

Author Affiliations
  • 1USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina; Health Sector Management Area, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

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JAMA. 2014;311(12):1203-1204. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2067

George: Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon ... you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.1

Avarice is of course somewhat different from lust, but I have to plead ignorance too. No one had ever said anything to me at all when I first started about either physician incentives or conflicts of interest.

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