Changing Physician and Hospital Relationships

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Essay #: 053838
Total text length is 5,510 characters (approximately 3.8 pages).

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Changing Physician and Hospital Relationships
The strain in the relationship between physicians and hospitals is not new. Tension has been a part of this relationship since the concept of a doctor’s workshop became the way hospitals deal with physicians. A doctor’s workshop has the hospital as an independent corporation and physicians as employees in that corporation (Hughes, 2005).
Of course there have been periods when there was less tension between physicians and hospitals. Third party payers seemed to unite physicians and hospitals as did the feelings of oppression from government legislations regarding payment (Hughes, 2005).
The strain between physicians and hospitals is stymied with distrust, antagonism and resentment. Each side has...
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.....g for patients. The question to be answered is can the God-like err of physicians and hospital administrators be set aside long enough for patient care to be more important than money.
References
Hughes, R. (2005). Can this marriage be saved? Physician-hospital relationships. Arizona Health Futures Policy Primer. Retrieved September 13, 2009, from http://www.slhi.org/publications/policy_primers/pdfs/pp-2005-12.pdf
Warden, J. & Woodward, K. (2008). Creating a sustainable physician strategy: Hospital-physician relations are changing. Will your hospital keep pace? Get prepared with these six must-do actions. Healthcare Financial Management. Retrieved September 13, 2009, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3257/is_1_62/ai_n24923167/