Physician Alignment, Collaboration, and Quality Care

September 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Sep2011, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p28
The article discusses the results of the 2011 Physician-Hospital Alignment Survey conducted by the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit. The study showed that employing physicians does not necessarily result in the physicians' alignment with the hospitals' quality goal. Majority of the respondents base bonus compensation for their physicians on their performance on quality measures. The study also revealed inhibitors to physician alignment, including shortage of physicians in key specialties.


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