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Oct 24, 2011

Industry Payments to Physicians: Comment on “Financial Payments by Orthopedic Device Makers to Orthopedic Surgeons”

Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(19):1765-1766. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.439
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    Michael B. Mundorff, MBA, MHSA | Primary Children’s Medical Center
    I concur that this commentary and the study by Hockenberry et al. upon which it is based are important knowledge. But since there are very few internists who perform joint replacements, is it preaching to the choir? Does an internist know the financial relationships and possible conflicts of interest of an orthopedist to whom a patient may be referred?
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