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Table 4 MBE areas of interest to participants

From: Establishing the need and identifying goals for a curriculum in medical business ethics: a survey of students and residents at two medical centers in Missouri

Item: What areas of medical business ethics are you most interested in learning more about? (Check as many as apply) MS % PG % X2
Physician-industry interactions in clinical practice (e.g., interactions with drug and device reps) 61.2% 41.3% 39.9**
Regulation of physician business practices (e.g. fraud laws) 39.3% 43.7% 2.0
Whistleblowing (e.g. when and how to report medical fraud) 31.0% 19.2% 17.7**
The business aspects of medicine (e.g., billing, coding, and reimbursement systems) 61.5% 69.5% 7.0**
Health care delivery systems (e.g., understanding managed care, employer-based insurance, single payer systems, etc.) 63.7% 54.5% 8.8**
Health care access, rationing, resource allocation 59.3% 42.6% 27.9**
Physician organizations and political activism 26.0% 20.5% 4.0*
Physicians as employees 38.8% 32.1% 4.8*
Physicians as owners of medical practices 41.4% 37.6% 1.5
Professionalism and self-regulation 24.7% 23.9% .08
Conflicts of interest in medical research 33.7% 25.3% 8.4**
Physicians as owners of intellectual property and data 34.4% 34.7% .01
  1. * = p < .05 ** = p < .01 MS n = 732, PG n = 380.