Promoting independent physicians

When doctors have an ownership stake in the business, they work only for you. And they can provide care at a more affordable price.

Escalating administrative costs are causing many independent physicians to sell their practice to a hospital.  Unfortunately, hospital-employed docs, while dedicated professionals, serve two masters—the patient and a corporate enterprise.

Independent physicians are free to follow their own clinical judgments, not a treatment protocol developed by a hospital administrator.  And they can refer patients to the most appropriate, most affordable facility for treatment, not a high-priced facility owned by their employer.  How can we ensure their continued existence and their role as premier patient advocates?

 

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