Have doctors lost their work ethic?

Pincus, Carol R.
February 1995
Medical Economics;2/27/95, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
Speculates that American physicians may have lost their work ethic. Consequence of the demoralization in practice on disability insurance claims; Malpractice risk; Getting referrals from managed-care companies; Role of insurance companies in the financial mess; Way physicians' policies are written. INSETS: How the disability crisis affects your coverage.;When a doctor is forced out on disability..


Related Articles

  • Do VIP practices upcharge Medicare? Versel, Neil // Modern Physician;May2002, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p6 

    Reports on the request for an investigation of possible Medicare violations by physicians in so-called boutique, concierge or premium practices. Comments from a spokesperson for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about the issue; Annual fee of the physicians.

  • In the literature. Stuber, Jennifer // Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p44 

    Reviews the article `Medical Futility and Implications for Physician Autonomy,' by Judith F. Daar featured in a 1995 issue of the `American Journal of Law & Medicine.'

  • Can a Physician Always Be Compassionate? Justin, Renate G. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p26 

    Presents an article on a physician's experience in dealing with a patient. Professional ethical responsibilities of a doctor to a patient; Details of the patient's health condition; Information on the doctor-patient relationship; Importance of discussing values with a patient.

  • FPs do a good job deciding which patients need hospitalization.  // Modern Medicine;Nov94, Vol. 62 Issue 11, p67 

    Presents an abstract of an article entitled `Appropriateness of Hospital Use by Family Physicians,' by R.A. Fried, D.S. Main and B.N. Calonge, about the documented admissions by family physicians.

  • The late Dr. Mason. Galen, Apollo // Physician Executive;Dec1994, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p22 

    Opinion. Relates a case of a physician's tendency to treat his patient's time as less important than his own. Experience encountered by the author's wife; Need to eliminate the negative behavior.

  • Strategies and skills for breaking bad news.  // Patient Care;2/1/1997, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p33 

    Provides a number of tips for doctors when conveying bad news to patients and the patient's loved ones. Preparation of a debriefing period for the doctor; Suggestion of a comfortable and private place to talk; Recommend the patients to bring a family member or a friend along to the appointment;...

  • Why I went full tilt at an insurer over $267. Marco, Corey // Medical Economics;3/11/96, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p127 

    Summarizes an anecdote of the author's legal fight to establish his professional authority and credibility as a physician. Questioning of the author's medical judgment; Facts of the case involving a patient and the insurer; Principle being fought for.

  • Care Near the End of Life: What Is Unprofessional Behavior? Weissman, David E. // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Feb2003, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1 

    Focuses on unprofessional behavior of physicians in end-of-life care. Reasons for the small number of reports about unprofessional behavior of physicians; Definition of professional behavior; Examples of unprofessional behavior.

  • Congress moves to regulate self-referral and physicians' ownership of clinical laboratories. Inglehart, J.K. // New England Journal of Medicine;6/7/90, Vol. 322 Issue 23, p1682 

    Discusses a new law that will prohibit physicians who own, invest in, or have certain compensation arrangements with clinical laboratories from referring Medicare patients to those facilities for laboratory-testing services. Legislative background; Self-referral provisions of the budget law;...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics