Ultraflex is committed first and foremost to the health, well
being and functional independence of the patients we serve.
We follow these principles to guide our direct and indirect
patient care efforts:
Any Ultraflex patient care must include a complete analysis
of the individual patient circumstances. We always strive to
consider: a) the therapeutic or definitive benefits and price
for Ultraflex fabrication and O&P patient care, and b) the cost
and effectiveness of altemative/adjunctive therapeutic treatments
or definitive interventions.
- Provide Ultraflex patient care only if it is less costly,
equally effective or more effective than alternative therapeutic
treatments or other definitive interventions.
- Provide Ultraflex patient care cautiously if a more effective
treatment or definitive intervention is available. Carefully
consider conservative or adjunctive benefits and potential
for later integration before proceeding.
- Provide Ultraflex patient care only if the prospects for
compliance are good.
- Only provide Ultraflex patient care if the treatment or
intervention addresses clear functional goals or may prevent
catastrophic postural deformity(s) or co-morbidities.
- Only provide Ultraflex patient care at a cost that will
not cause undue financial burden to the patient or health
Proper patient care can only be accomplished by an ethical
clinical team driven solely by a real commitment to each patient's
outcome - not insincere lip service to medical ethics, inter-disciplinary
jealousy, professional hubris, or putting individual, institutional
or corporate financial gain before individual patient care.
These conflicts of interests must be avoided by putting the
Ultraflex strongly supports individual responsibility and
leadership by everyone in healthcare. We do not support strict
"market" solutions nor government based "collectivism" that
are inherently divorced from respect for each individual's
human dignity and full life potential.