Is Quality Competition Ethically Required?

This is from an article in PLoS Medicine:

Doctors have an ethical obligation to tell patients if they are more likely to survive, be cured, live longer or avoid complications by going to Hospital A instead of Hospital B. And that obligation holds even if the doctor happens to work at Hospital B, and revealing the truth might mean patients will take their business someplace else.

Not everyone agrees. [link] For the government's hospital quality data, go here.

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  1. Joe S. says:

    Absolutely they have an ethical responsibility. You’re putting your life in their hands, right?

    Physicians have a responsibility to minimize your risks.

  2. Larry C. says:

    I agree with Joe.