Specialists and generalists in obstetrics and gynecology: conflicts of interest in referral and an ethical alternative
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Specialists and generalists in obstetrics and gynecology
Abstract: 

Referral patterns of physicians have a direct impact upon the care of patients, particularly in obstetrics and gynecology. The choice of referral is influenced by the history of specialization, physician altruism, and intricate patterns of financial conflicts of interest. The conflicts of interest are further obscured by the lack of clear definition of roles and responsibilities for generalist, specialist, and subspecialist. Alternate patterns for referral based on financial incentives or directed referral care plans are reviewed to examine the potential conflicts of interest. An ethics-based format for referral is outlined to address these conflicts of interest.

Author(s): 
Cain, J. M.
Jonsen, A. R.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Womens Health Issues
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Year: 
1992
Pages: 
137-145
Volume: 
2
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1049-3867
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 1422242

Turabian/Chicago Citation

J. M. Cain and A. R. Jonsen. 1992. "Specialists and generalists in obstetrics and gynecology: conflicts of interest in referral and an ethical alternative." Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 2: 3: 137-145.

Wikipedia Citation

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