Physician employment status and practice patterns.

@article{Kikano1998PhysicianES,
  title={Physician employment status and practice patterns.},
  author={George E. Kikano and Meredith A. Goodwin and Kurt C. Stange},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          499-505
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many physicians today are employed by another physician, group, hospital, HMO, or other organization. However, the differences in the characteristics, practice patterns, and patient outcomes of self-employed and employed physicians are not well understood. METHODS The practices of 108 community family physicians in northeast Ohio were assessed using a multimethod cross-sectional design. Physician characteristics were assessed by questionnaire. Direct observation of 3536 consecutive… CONTINUE READING

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