Departments & Programs,UW Hospital and Clinics,Compliance,Code of Conduct/Ethics,Other Ethical Issues
3.09 Integrity of Clinical Decision-Making
3.09 Integrity of Clinical Decision-Making - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Compliance, Code of Conduct/Ethics, Other Ethical Issues
- The hospital protects the integrity of clinical decision-making when structuring its compensation arrangements. The hospital’s compensation of individuals involved in clinical decision-making is not determined by the volume of clinical services provided to patients.
- The hospital does not directly compensate individuals involved in independent clinical decision-making, except for some of the physicians who staff the emergency helicopter service. Those emergency helicopter service physicians are paid on an hourly basis for time on duty.
- The hospital does make transfers to the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation that are used by them to fund a portion of the salaries they pay to some of the faculty for administrative, teaching and other similar services. The hospital transfers do not vary with the volume of services provided.
- Physicians-in-training (house staff) function under supervision of the medical staff. They are paid on an annual salary basis, so their pay does not vary with the volume of services provided.
- The pay of employees of the hospital is not determined by the volume of clinical services provided to patients.