This HND piece defines the two very different meanings of "corporate medicine," and then proceeds to discuss the more negative one. That is, "The overall ethos of much of modern American medical practice, whereby the healing professions are increasingly controlled by people not directly involved in patient care, who have lost contact with the realities of day-to-day clinical practice."
In other words, our current situation, in which healthcare is just another commodity to be bought and sold. Patients are now customers, and physicians are too often judged by the variety of Keurig pods in their waiting rooms, the quality of the free Wi-Fi, and their willingness to write unneeded scripts. Not much is left of the doctor-patient relationship, compared to pre-Medicare days.
We spotlight some of the ideas of former doc turned coach (to physicians) Debra Blaine, MD, for straight-up truth and commentary.
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