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How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?
Some introspection now may prevent a lot of regret later.
July/August 2013 Issue
Making Sense of the Trend Toward Hospital Employment [From the Editor]
More hospitals are courting physicians, and more physicians are accepting their offers, but why?
The first challenge of employed practice is to analyze your contract – before you sign.
If a hospital or health system comes knocking, make sure you’ve considered these key issues.
Practicing in a large organization requires skills you may not have needed in independent practice.
Before making the leap from private practice to employed practice, consider how the new arrangement will affect your productivity and your bottom line.
Make sure you're not just jumping from the fire into the frying pan.
When Medicare payments are cut, everybody loses, not just self-employed physicians.
Developing a leave plan can help your partners and your patients feel more comfortable with your time away.