Zen and the art of physician autonomy maintenance.

  title={Zen and the art of physician autonomy maintenance.},
  author={James L Reinertsen},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={138 12},
The miracles of scientific medicine propelled physicians to an unparalleled level of clinical autonomy during the 20th century. During the past 20 years, physician autonomy has been declining, in part because the public has become aware that physicians are not consistently applying all of the science they know. One of medicine's most cherished professional values, individual clinical autonomy, is an important cause of the sometimes suboptimal performance in the timely and consistent application… CONTINUE READING
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