|Title||Conflicts of Interest in Emergency Medicine.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Geiderman JMartin, Iserson KV, Marco CA, Jesus J, Venkat A|
|Journal||Acad Emerg Med|
|Date Published||2017 Jul 08|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Acad Emerg Med|
Conflicts of Interest in Emergency Medicine.
Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP