Physician responses to a managed environment: a perceptual paradox

Health Care Manage Rev. Winter 1995;20(1):40-6. doi: 10.1097/00004010-199502010-00005.


Increased management of physicians is inevitable in today's economically competitive environment. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other managed care settings are challenged by and often confronted with negative perceptions of physicians relating to management and organized practice. Paradoxically, reported experiences of physicians show these negative perceptions to be misconceptions. Managers need to eliminate this perceptual bias through physician education and dialogue.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Demography
  • Family Practice / organization & administration
  • Female
  • Florida
  • Health Maintenance Organizations / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Managed Care Programs / statistics & numerical data*
  • Middle Aged
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Sampling Studies