The Tangled Hospital-Physician Relationship - Health Affairs

Physician compensation in all its varieties has become the fastest growing expense in many health system budgets. By our best estimates, perhaps 10 percent of a typical community health system budget involves physician payments of various kinds... Conflict with physicians over compensation, contracts, practice prerogatives, and scope of professional practice poses one of the single most significant threats to health systems today... This rise in physician expense challenges health system managers and clinical leaders to focus on physician leadership/engagement and clinician productivity, efficiency and quality or suffer significant consequences...  <<read entire article, "The Tangled Hospital-Physician Relationship", by Jeff Goldsmith, Nate Kaufman and Lawton Burns @ published May 9, 2016>>