Doctors fleeing HMOs?

February 1999
Family Practice Management;Feb1999, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p25
Academic Journal
Cites reports of physician groups in the United States turning their backs on managed care organizations. Factors cited for fleeting health maintenance organizations; Include reports from `The San Francisco Chronicle,' `The Journal of Commerce' and `The New York Times'.


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