Review of Conflicts of Interest and the Future of Medicine: The United States, France, and Japan

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This book examines and contrasts the roots of medical conflicts-of-interest in three market economy countries (United States, France and Japan) and provides a wealth of useful background information. The author draws on currently complex and/or non-regulated aspects of medical practice which can give rise to conflicts-of-interest and impact health-care costs and patient health. Remedial and legislative actions are examined and proposed for each country. The author presents an in-depth historical analysis and current situation of the physician patient-centered conflict-of-interest problems in a well-researched and written academic style.

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