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How Should Docs Get Paid?


  • John Lantos

  • An earlier version of this article was delivered as the incoming president's address at the 2002 annual conference of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities.


It has become increasingly difficult to place a value on the work that doctors do. Yet fiscal pressures have lead to economic incentives for performing certain kinds work instead of others. So the question arises: what are the ethics and consequences of trying to objectively compare the many services physicians offer?

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