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Would you consider recommending healthcare products a good or bad practice? Furthermore, thoughts on retailing in healthcare...g

Posted by TherFit

My company just launched 5 weeks ago but we have been working on our program for 2 years.  The AMA took the stance of "retailing healthcare prodcuts to patients violate the trusted clinician/patient relationship" 

 We ( strongly disagrees and we think that reccomending products to patients and giving them the choice to purchase is extending the level of care from the clinician to the patient.  

 Example: my daughter broke her arm and after the visit I wish the clinician would have let me know that I could get an arm sling that would keep her more comfortable during the healing process.  I would have paid over $100 for this product if I would have known it was available.  


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