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Saving Office Practice

Harold C. Sox, MD, Editor
Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(3):227-228. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-139-3-200308050-00020
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This editorial is about the office practice of adult medicine. Office practice has been hurting for at least a decade. Medical students are taking notice, and more of them are choosing clinical specialties in which office practice plays a relatively small role. Leaders of internal medicine and family practice are concerned (1) but are uncertain about how to facilitate the change that must occur in individual practices scattered over a large and diverse country. An analysis of all of the problems confronting office practice isn't suitable for a brief essay, so I focus on a specific piece of the problem: administrative inefficiency and office expenses.





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