Orthopedics Today Commentary

Orthopedics Today Commentary

Expert opinion on business and clinical topics in orthopedics

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Court’s decision will not solve the need for further health care reform

Orthopedics Today, May 2012
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Next month, the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the associated mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It…
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Healio.com makes orthopedic knowledge and information available in a more powerful platform

Orthopedics Today, April 2012
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Douglas W. Jackson The world of publishing continues to evolve and so does the role of SLACK Incorporated…
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Questions remain how and if ACOs will function

Orthopedics Today, March 2012
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 introduced the broad application of a new conceptual acronym – ACO. It will take the…
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Medicare and the health care debate: Fantasy may take on more realism in 2012

Orthopedics Today, February 2012
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Douglas W. Jackson As in any market system with a limited resource, rationing or changed distribution patterns occur when supply does not…
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Orthopedic surgeons are an integral part of the disability system

Orthopedics Today, January 2012
Douglas W. Jackson, MD

Discuss in OrthoMind When I entered clinical practice in the 1970s, I became aware of patients taking advantage of the Social Security and…
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Professional courtesy among physicians has changed

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
I look forward to writing a Commentary in each December issue inspired by the end of the calendar year and the special holiday spirit it brings…
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Scientific journals retract more articles, expose fraud and incompetence

Orthopedics Today, November 2011
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
An integral part of scientific work and publications is based on truths. We have tended too much in the past to rely on the fact that the…
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Chronic pain management is more than filling opioid prescriptions and extending disability claims

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
As a profession, orthopedic surgeons have developed good short-term acute pain management programs. However, our role must be better defined in…
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Physician-owned distributorships contribute to our perceptions

Orthopedics Today, September 2011
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
During the past 2 years, I have become aware of physician-owned distributorships. While some Orthopedics Today readers may know very little about…
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Physician payments: Health care reform uncertainties are blurring the future

Orthopedics Today, August 2011
Douglas W. Jackson, MD
Implementing controls on health care spending in the United States will become more of a priority, and we can expect more aggressive regulations…