Almost 90% of 1,500 physician executives surveyed said they were "very concerned" or "moderately concerned" that the U.S. healthcare system was rife with ethical lapses, conflicts of interest and dishonest business practices, according to the American College of Physician Executives. About 80% of the physician executives said they were concerned about the influence of medical-device manufacturers and drugmakers; 76% said they were worried about the "overtreating" of patients to boost income; and 54% said there was a healthcare organization in their community that they believed to be involved in unethical business practices. Read Modern Healthcare's full report. -- by Michael Romano
Doc execs alarmed by poor ethics in industry: survey
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