Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Redistribution as part of health care reform: The significance of a recent recess appointment

Orthopedics Today, September 2010
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson President Obama’s recess appointment of Donald Berwick, MD, as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…
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The troubled orthopedic surgeon: A community’s responsibility

Orthopedics Today, August 2010
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
We all share similar trials, tribulations and responsibilities as orthopedic surgeons. Most of us find these challenges stimulating and, if…
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Controlling costs: We can do more to contain overutilization and use of unproven orthopedic treatments

Orthopedics Today, July 2010
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
During the recent health care financing discussions, claims were made that financial incentives in the current fee-for-service system…
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Fee-for-service vs. salaried positions: Coming decade will see transition for orthopedic surgeons

Orthopedics Today, June 2010
by Douglas W. Jackson, MD For most of my career in orthopedics, more than 90% of orthopedic surgeons were or have been in private practice and/or…
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Health care in the next decade: Big government is watching

Orthopedics Today, May 2010
by Douglas W. Jackson, MD The recently passed health reform legislation represents a further extension of government and bureaucracy…
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Tort reform and the Senate: Buying political influence

Orthopedics Today, April 2010
by Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Douglas W. Jackson
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The next generation of orthopedic news: Let us give you some perspective

Orthopedics Today, March 2010
by Douglas W. Jackson, MD You will see that we have changed Orthopedics Today. We made the changes because we are all busy professionals, and time…
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The vote heard around the USA: Putting the brakes on health care reform legislation

Orthopedics Today, February 2010
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson The Senate voted on Christmas Eve. It had not done that since 1895 and the issue then was federal benefits for U.S…
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Orthopedic surgeons: Trends and changes for 2010

Orthopedics Today, January 2010
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson Let me start my first column of 2010 by wishing you, your loved ones and your current and future patients a wonderful and…
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As the pendulum swings from overuse to rationing: Facing the hard medical-care choices in orthopedics

Orthopedics Today, December 2009
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson Over the years, the Hippocratic Oath has been amended and or altered to expand its interpretation through classic and…