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How much business administration should a practicing physician know? Is the business aspect of medicine too important to delegate to an administrator? Recent alterations in the relationship between third parties and practicing physicians have forced physicians to recognize the importance of the business aspect of their practice. Today, a successful practice depends as much on good business skills as on clinical competence. Practicing clinicians need to understand good business methods to survive.
R.J. Solomon has written a succinct introduction into business management for practicing physicians. His basic tenet is that clinical practice is a business that should be managed like
Clinical Practice Management. Ann Intern Med. ;116:780. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-9-780_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(9):780.
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