Professional monopolies in medicine.

Abstract

PHYSICIANS, LIKE OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN SOCIETY, stake out a scope of practice that gives them ownership rights to performing tasks within a specific clinical territory. Just as lawyers reserve exclusive rights to practice law and pharmacists to dispense pharmaceuticals, so also have physicians demarcated subspecialty lines. Oncologists are the cancer… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2009.223

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