Hospitals Competing To Hire Primary Care Doctors
U.S. hospitals are competing to hire primary care physicians in an effort to establish accountable care organizations under the federal health reform law. Doctors say salaried hospital jobs could provide them with greater security as the cost of running a private practice increases. However, they also would have less freedom over how many patients they treat and could feel pressured to meet a bottom line.
- "Hospitals Courting Primary-Care Doctors" (Sun, Washington Post, 6/19).