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Large multispecialty group practice
This group’s improved availability has contributed to increases in patient satisfaction, new patients and productivity.
Reflects on signs that large-scale integration of health care organizations may not be working and that a new kind of smallish group practice may be what's needed.
As integrated organizations come apart, family physicians are finding a variety of ways to bail out.
Argues for large physician organizations as a way of keeping the proper balance between the clinical and the financial rather than letting nonphysician managed care organizations emphasize the financial at the expense of the clinical.
Editorial arguing that efforts to make medicine into big business are doomed to failure because they are economically unsound and because medicine is an art, not a business, and an art that depends on the doctor being set apart as special, not shoved into a slot with other "providers."
Following these ‘commandments’ leads doctors along a path of humility, commitment to the group — and success.
This group thrives by keeping doctors in control and by putting the interests of primary care physicians first.