Avoiding perverse incentives

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Peer-Reviewed Research
  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    A general dental practitioner was approached by a friend and colleague, a maxillo-facial surgeon, who had recently taken up rooms near her practice. He offered incentives to her for any surgical referrals she could provide. Furthermore, he said that since he was participating in a pharmaceutical research clinical trial, he could increase the incentive if she referred patients who were eligible for inclusion in the trial ... should the specialist's offer raise ethical concerns?