Health Care at the Crossroads

Mich Health Hosp. Sep-Oct 1997;33(5):26-7.

Abstract

The era of managed care is upon us, the result of a growing cost consciousness, an increasingly competitive marketplace and excesses on our parts as providers. Attention to the bottom line does not leave us much time to talk, connect and develop trust. If this trend continues, we are in danger of abandoning our basic commandment as healers, to act on behalf of our patients.

MeSH terms

  • Economic Competition
  • Managed Care Programs / economics
  • Managed Care Programs / organization & administration
  • Managed Care Programs / standards*
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • United States