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Private Practice: A Guide to Getting Started

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McCue J. D., Ficalora R. D.. , with contributions by Balder A., Flint L. S. Jr.. 290 pages. Boston: : Little, Brown and Company; ; 1991.. $22.95.


Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(9):751. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-9-751_2
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The analysis of the decision to enter practice, whether academic, governmental, Veterans Administration, military, public health, or office-based, is frequently not studied as completely as is the differential diagnosis of a complicated medical problem. Current restraints by third-party payers, Medicare, and Medicaid leave little room for learning by experience, as was common in the past. Training programs, both undergraduate and postgraduate, do not prepare physicians for the decisions that are most important for their happiness and future.

This well-formulated book carefully reviews the factors that are needed to find and evaluate a practice. A chapter on the business side of

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