Disclosing Gifts to Docs
The WSJ Health blog has an interesting commentary on the difference between some of the plans for disclosure of gifts to docs put forward by companies and the plan advocated by Chuck Grassley.
Some of the commenters point out that none of this would impact patients; they would not change docs or question a particular prescription.
I wonder if that is true. I'm not talking about the small sums, but if you knew your doc was receiving very significant moolah from this or that company, would it impact the way you viewed that practice and impact your experience and even choices as a patient?