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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

Focus

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The pay of employees of the hospital is not determined by the volume of clinical services provided to patients.