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Physicians and Patients in the Occupational Setting: The Rules of the Game

Bernard J. Schuman, MD
JAMA. 1980;244(21):2417-2418. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310210019017.
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THE WORKPLACE is receiving increasing attention as a proper site for the cost-effective delivery of health care and related health information. With proper planning, more than 105 million working Americans, representing almost as many families, can be reached readily by health professionals. This imposes special responsibilities on the physicians functioning in this environment, with whom many workers share a common employer.

It was precisely the credibility gap created by this relationship that, in July 1976, inspired the American Occupational Medical Association (AOMA), to develop and adopt a new Code of Ethical Conduct for Physicians Practicing Occupational Medicine, binding on all members of the AOMA. This was a unique achievement in that it established a second code of ethical conduct for a group of physicians practicing a specialty, many of whom are members of and adhere as well to the Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association.

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