Doctors’ leaders and healthcare providers plan new code of conduct

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6470
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Bodies representing doctors and hospitals in India have constituted a joint committee for formulating a new self regulatory code of conduct across the country.

The new code, which is being drawn up by the Indian Medical Association and the Association of Hospital Providers of India, could be ready before the end of the year. It has been reported that the code could “hold investors and members on the boards of medical establishments responsible” for unethical practices such as “giving cuts [kickbacks] to doctors and diagnostic facilities or …

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