Physician opportunity costs for performing practice-based research

J Fam Pract. 2000 Nov;49(11):983-4.


An inverse association has been documented between the magnitude of patient care responsibilities (health maintenance organization penetration) and the amount of clinical research produced by academic medical centers. The output of academic family practice research is affected by this calculus. This article presents evidence that current market-place demands to increase patient care services may have an even greater impact on nonacademic family practice clinician researchers involved in practice-based research (PBR).

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Family Practice / economics*
  • Humans
  • Primary Health Care / economics
  • Primary Health Care / methods*
  • Research / economics*