NY TIMES: More Doctors Giving Up Private Practices

by Francine Gaillour, MD

in Meet Some "Daring Doctors",Transformational Leadership

An excellent article in the New York Times highlights one of the “hottest” topics in healthcare: specialists anxiously seeking out hospitals to buy their practices. Integration has been the holy grail of healthcare for many years, yet few physicians saw merit to being an employee.

In my travels across the country in the past 3 months, EVERY organization I’ve worked with has a “physician integration” initiative on the front burner.   The mantra I’ve heard more than once to explain the driver for physicians is this:  “Integrate or Die!” The NY Times article does a nice job illustrating why specialists are seeing salvation in integration.

HEALTH | March 26, 2010

More Doctors Giving Up Private Practice

By GARDINER HARRIS

The delivery of medical care is changing as more young physicians take jobs with heath systems.

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