National Grand Rounds — Profits Over People?

Please join NPA’s upcoming National Grand Rounds presentation:
Profits Over People? Corporate and Commercial Risks to the Patient-Provider Relationship

Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 12:55 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (ET)

This event will be webcast live from the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Conference in Chicago, IL
RSVP online today to attend.
Featured Speaker: John Santa, MD, MPH
John Santa is the Treasurer for the National Physicians Alliancthe and the former Director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. The Ratings Center focuses on explicit approaches evaluating and comparing health services, products, institutions and practitioners. He has previously worked in leadership positions for hospitals, physician groups and health insurers. Dr. Santa was the administrator of the Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research from 2000 to 2003. He helped organize and implement an evidence-based approach to prescription drug purchasing that eventually came to be known as the Drug Effectiveness Review Project. He practiced primary care internal medicine from 1976 to 1992 and 2003 to 2008 in several settings, most recently at the Portland, Oregon VA.
Event Description:
We live in a market based, competitive society. Like it or not, money counts. Each of us has to compete for ourselves and our families. But health care is a lot trickier. Patients cannot compete without the help of doctors. Your family cannot compete without having good doctors to care for them. So there’s a fundamental question to ask yourself whenever caring for a patient: whose interests am I serving? For whose benefit am I making this decision? What does it really mean to put the patient first? Who is doing it successfully? Is it possible to behave professionally in our current health care culture? Let’s talk about how best to start.
Click here to RSVP for the live webcast. (There is no cost to register).


These events are offered as part of the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education (PACME). This partnership and related materials were made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the
marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.

The Partnership to Advance Conflict‐free Medical Education (PACME) is a joint project of the National Physicians Alliance,  the American Medical Student Association, Community Catalyst, and the Pew Charitable Trusts designed to create both external and internal pressure for medical schools and academic medical centers to adopt strong new conflict-of-interest policies.

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