Where Have We Failed?

Howe, Roger K.
August 2002
Click (1532-0391);Aug2002, p1
The article discusses the state of things in health care delivery. Each physician has the feeling that he or she is working as hard as he or she can, doing poorly financially in comparison to expectations and working long hours to get there. While physicians complain that the system is primarily used to "ratchet down" what physicians are paid, the downward pressure is probably due more to the economic environment in which the industry exists than to the existence of the methodology itself. The change in the business models of health care delivery systems is too rapid for many physicians to accommodate, and those business model changes threaten the financial well-being of physicians as well as their working relationships.


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