Medical professionalism--focusing on the real issues.

  title={Medical professionalism--focusing on the real issues.},
  author={David J Rothman},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={342 17},
  • D. Rothman
  • Published 27 April 2000
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
There is considerable interest in reinvigorating medical professionalism.1–6 This interest reflects a profound unease with the seeming primacy of economic factors among those currently affecting medical practice in the United States. There is general agreement that patients' interests must take precedence over physicians' financial self-interest and that professionalism also entails service to vulnerable populations and civic engagement. But as commentators focus on managed care and other… 

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