AAOS Now, November 2007
Code Blue: America’s emergency care system
Is the crisis in emergency care threatening our ability to deal with trauma? In October 2006, the AAOS Bulletin reported on the growing crisis in emergency care, including the challenges facing orthopaedists who take call. A year later, it seems that little has changed, except for the intensity of the problem.
AAOS responds to DOJ-required disclosures
Academy calls for appropriate disclosure, educational context On Oct. 31, 2007, to comply with settlement agreements reached with the US Attorney of New Jersey (Department of Justice or DOJ), five major orthopaedic hip and knee implant manufacturers disclosed the names and certain financial information about the physicians with whom they have consulting or other relationships.
Board expels two, suspends eight in professional compliance actions
For the second time since the Professional Compliance Program was approved by the fellowship in 2005, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered two grievances against fellows for violations of the Standards of Professionalism (SOPs) on Orthopaedic Expert Witness Testimony. Both cases had proceeded through the AAOS Professional Compliance Program, and both cases resulted in one-year suspensions of AAOS Fellowship.