Can the Patient‐Physician Relationship Survive in the Era of Managed Care?

  title={Can the Patient‐Physician Relationship Survive in the Era of Managed Care?},
  author={Robert Pasnau},
  journal={Journal of Psychiatric Practice},
  • R. Pasnau
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Psychiatric Practice
&NA; The author discusses the history of the patient‐physician relationship and considers how recent developments in the health care system have affected the viability of that relationship. He first considers the justification for maintaining such a relationship and concludes that the patient‐physician relationship must be preserved because it has a long history, is humane and ethical, and is cost effective. The author then reviews the ethical basis that forms the foundation of the patient… 
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