Healthcare Executive Compensation Incentives – A Root Cause of Medical Malpractice?
There is no shortage of greedy players in the healthcare industry. Recently, we have written about physician Medicare fraud, price gouging by drug companies, and health insurers’ with questionable profit motives, just to name a few. Can greed increase the … Read More
The Profit Motive Strikes Again
Doctors are human beings. It should not, therefore, surprise us that they respond to incentives like the profit motive. In and of itself, that is not a bad thing. What can be bad, however, is when the profit motive causes … Read More
The Great Equalizer for Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Physicians and Patients Alike
Not that long ago, most medical information was pretty hard to get and often even more difficult to decipher. Physicians were the gatekeepers of such information and even between them it was often hard to come by. For medical malpractice … Read More
Surgeons Continue to Perform Unnecessary Surgeries.
As I have observed on many occasions, medicine is a business and we patients are its customers. It is as true in Phoenix, Arizona as it is in New York or California. Under the fee for service model of payment, … Read More
Medical Profession, Heal Thyself.
The medical profession loves the idea of “tort reform.” They love it here in Phoenix, Arizona and across the country. By “tort reform,” the medical profession means that citizens should be deprived of their right to be compensated when someone … Read More
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