The hospital approaches you and says that they are building an ACO – won’t you join with them and become an employee of their sponsored foundation or medical group?
There’s a growing trend of dissatisfaction on the part of office practice physicians employed by, or otherwise closely aligned with, hospitals.
A study found little correlation between nonprofit hospitals’ CEO pay, which averaged almost $600,000 per year, and performance.
It will be decades until society swings back away from “it takes a village” to “it takes a strong individual” and the price we’ll pay in the interim will eventually be rationing, death counseling, and other warm and fuzzy attributes of a so-called communal society. Heck, this makes its opposite, the so-called “greed” of rugged individualists, seem timid in comparison.
Imagine that your only menu choice, anywhere, is a Happy Meal. It doesn’t matter whether it’s at McDonald’s or at Chez Prétentieux. The Happy Meal is the only thing on the menu. After all, that’s the way things are done. Back to reality, which, for most, it isn’t much different, at least in connection with […]
I’ve yet to see a driverless car, but I bet that it’s headed to the funeral of some hospital.