The Medical Profession's Future: A Struggle Between Caring For Patients And Bottom-Line Pressures.

Abstract

In this issue of Health Affairs, Lawrence Casalino and coauthors establish that physicians in common specialty practices spend an average of 2.6 hours per week dealing with external quality measures. This gives rise to general questions about the future of the medical profession. To what extent will quality-tracking requirements and similar practice… (More)
DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1533

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