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A variety of forces, from hospitalists to burnout, may be chipping away at family physicians' scope of practice. Should you be concerned?
Applies Andre Delbecq's presentation at the 1999 ALF to health care, suggesting that the future might belong to innovative organizations built as networks of relatively independent business units.
Hold on to your heritage as a family physician. It may save the health care system, or at least save your patient from it.
Tomorrow's family physicians need new knowledge and skills to help them be old-fashioned family doctors.
What challenges and opportunities await in the next few years? Here's the answer, from 14 perspectives.
As patients shoulder a larger share of their own health care costs, they'll expect more from physicians — and reward those who meet their expectations.
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.
Introduces articles by Iliff and Rothenberger touting the values, respectively, of staying in solo practice and selling your practice.