Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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‘Physician owned’ — changing connotations and roles for orthopedists

Orthopedics Today, April 2007
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
I first became aware of the idea of physician ownership during my childhood. Our family physician and his partner moved their medical practice into a…
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Trial lawyers oppose another good idea: Expert health courts

Orthopedics Today, March 2007
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
The idea of expert health courts makes a lot of sense and our country has historical precedent for expert courts in other areas that require…
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Work stoppage or slowdown: A doctor strike

Orthopedics Today, February 2007
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
I have been reading about the difficulty that the orthopedic surgeons in Quebec are having trying to negotiate with the government.
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A thought for the new year: Learn from your active, aging patients

Orthopedics Today, January 2007

Douglas W. Jackson Let me begin by wishing you all a wonderful and successful New Year. I especially hope that you are fortunate enough this year to…
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‘Musculoskeletal prompt care’: We can meet some patient needs better with a new ancillary service

Orthopedics Today, December 2006

Douglas W. Jackson I feel it is time for orthopedic surgeons to evaluate the idea of setting up “musculoskeletal prompt care centers” or…
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Introducing a new financial disclosure policy

Orthopedics Today, October 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor During dinner recently with the leaders at SLACK Incorporated who are responsible for Orthopedics
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Doctors, post your prices: Get serious

Orthopedics Today, September 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor The other day I drove past a busy intersection with three of the corners occupied by gas stations…
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Two judges step up to expose legal system abuses

Orthopedics Today, August 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor While most of you will not be involved as a defendant in a class action suit, I wrote this column to…
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Required coverage for all: The pressures are increasing whether discussed or not

Orthopedics Today, July 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor Some states are now considering required health care coverage. They are proposing it as a solution for…
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The newest aspirin dispute: What can we learnin orthopedics?

Orthopedics Today, June 2006
--- Douglas W. Jackson, Chief Medical Editor It is always easier to take a look at how an issue plays out in other specialties in order to gain some…