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Monetary reimbursement of physicians in exchange for medical advice and treatment is well established and accepted in medical practice. However, financial pressures and the pervasiveness of entrepreneurial values have led some physicians to widen the scope of activities for which they seek reimbursement. Some of these commercial activities are ethically problematic in the clinical setting. Obstetrician-gynecologists should strive to ensure that commercial enterprises in medical practice do not compromise the patient-focused mission of clinical care. In this Committee Opinion, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Ethics differentiates between commercial activities judged to be generally ethically appropriate for obstetrician-gynecologists and those that are not.
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Name: Obstetrics and gynecology
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The organization and operation of the business aspects of a physician's practice.
Physicians who hold degrees from medical schools in countries other than the ones in which they practice.
An advisory group composed primarily of staff physicians and the pharmacist which serves as the communication link between the medical staff and the pharmacy department.
The practice of writing usually by a skilled or specialized writer focused on the reporting or dissemination of medical information for a target audience.
The granting of a license to practice medicine.