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The article explores the trend toward unionization among a growing number of employed physicians and weighs the advantages and disadvantages of such action. The author also looks at one alternative to unionization - an IPA messenger model.
As part of a series on demand management, this article offers an introduction to demand management: What is it, and what does it mean for family physicians?
The CQI emphasis on reducing or eliminating variation is wrongheaded in a field as full of individual needs as medicine.