Conflicts of Interest in Emergency Medicine.

TitleConflicts of Interest in Emergency Medicine.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGeiderman JMartin, Iserson KV, Marco CA, Jesus J, Venkat A
JournalAcad Emerg Med
Date Published2017 Jul 08
ISSN Number1553-2712
Abstract

Conflicts of interest are common in the practice of emergency medicine and may be present in the areas of clinical practice, relations with industry, expert witness testimony, medical education, research, and organizations. A conflict of interest occurs when there is dissonance between a primary interest and another interest. The concept of professionalism in medicine places the patient as the primary interest in any interaction with a physician. We contend that patient welfare is the ultimate interest in the entire enterprise of medicine. Recognition and management of potential, real and perceived conflicts of interest are essential to the ethical practice of emergency medicine. This paper discusses how to recognize, address, and manage them. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1111/acem.13253
Alternate JournalAcad Emerg Med
PubMed ID28688200
Faculty Reference: 
Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP