Hospitals are becoming more coercive in thinning the medical staff ranks of independent physicians.
Hospital administrators are involved in ACO formation, but physicians are being asked to fully commit.
We’re not talking Teddy Roosevelt, we’re talking intimidation.
There’s been a lot of talk about bullying of hospital staff by physicians and even of bullying by nurses of junior staff and of younger physicians. Hospitals, through their personnel function, and medical staffs, by way of medical staff discipline and physician well-being, are expected to police this behavior.