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finder’s fee

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Definition A fee or other form of remuneration paid to a party who finds a patient of a particular type.

Comment A finder’s fee may be offered to a physician or other health professional for help in locating subjects to participate in a diagnostic or therapeutic trial, as a way to reduce the difficulty in accruing an adequate number of appropriate participants. Finder’s fees contrast sharply with fee splitting, the unethical practice of splitting fees with another healthcare provider for referring blocks of patients

Reference NEJM 1990; 323:192http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finder’s_fee  

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