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The Best Interest of the Patient

Powell, Suzanne K. RN, MBA, CCM, CPHQ

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000082
Departments: Editorial

In the early 1900s, the Mayo brothers expressed that “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.” Medicine was a dramatically different environment over 100 years ago. It may be more difficult to “live” this message today, with the overlays of regulations, the licensing/credential bodies, codes of conduct, and organizational cultures, but we must in order to sustain our humanity in medicine.

The editor reports no conflicts of interest.

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