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On Patient Safety

Differential Standards for Medical Evidence Risks Patient Safety

Rickert, James, MD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: April 2019 - Volume 477 - Issue 4 - p 698–699
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000692

J. Rickert, President, The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics, Bloomington, IN, USA

J. Rickert MD, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, 583 S Clarizz Blvd. Bloomington, IN, 47401 USA, Email:

A note from the Editor-in-Chief: We are pleased to introduce James Rickert MD as our new columnist for “On Patient Safety.” Dr. Rickert is on the clinical faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as President of The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics. The goal of this quarterly column is to explore the relationship between patient safety, value, and clinical efficacy in the current healthcare environment by incorporating diverse perspectives, including those of orthopaedic surgeons, patients, consumer and patient advocates, and medical insurers. We welcome reader feedback on all of our columns and articles; please send your comments to .

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Received January 29, 2019

Accepted January 31, 2019

© 2019 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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