Merging medical groups.

  title={Merging medical groups.},
  author={Ronald B Pickett and Jan Martz},
  journal={Physician executive},
  volume={21 3},
One of the trends of the past 10 years that has marked the way physicians practice medicine is growth in the size and complexity of group practice. The reasons for these changes (better patient coverage, within-the-group referral, a larger financial base, a collegial environment, shared overhead, professional management, and packaged negotiation) are clear and are certainly valid. This trend shows few signs of slowing and may be accelerating. Indeed, most of the proposals for national health… CONTINUE READING

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