Climate Change Project

Table of Contents



<< >> Up Title Contents
Other Physicians

Physicians work with other physicians in three roles: as colleagues, supervisors, and competitors. Physicians have a duty to consult with other physicians when it is necessary for a patient's welfare. They must also ensure that other physicians they work with deliver good medical care. Finally, physicians must compete fairly with other physicians, resisting the temptation to use quality-of-care issues as a cover for anticompetitive activities. This has become a major area of legal conflict as medical practice has become more competitive. The United States has traditionally valued free enterprise and has strict laws governing attempts to restrict competition. Physicians must balance the need to preserve good-quality medical care against the policy of allowing the market to regulate business activities.

<< >> Up Title Contents

Law and the Physician Homepage
Copyright 1993 - NOT UPDATED

The Climate Change and Public Health Law Site
The Best on the WWW Since 1995!
Copyright as to non-public domain materials
See DR-KATE.COM for home hurricane and disaster preparation
See WWW.EPR-ART.COM for photography of southern Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina
Professor Edward P. Richards, III, JD, MPH - Webmaster

Provide Website Feedback - https://www.lsu.edu/feedback
Privacy Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/privacy
Accessibility Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility