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Developing and managing the practice setting is a function for which physicians are not usually prepared. The physician's primary role—that of technically skilled and professionally knowledgeable healer—is quite appropriately where the training programs have centered their attention. But the notion that the physician in practice requires an organized support structure in which to apply these skills and knowledge, and that such structure is by no means assured unless the physician takes the initiative, has not been emphasized. Recently, a few residency programs, particularly in family practice, have begun to introduce training in practice management. Hopefully, this training will be broader
The Physician's Office.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:132. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-132_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):132.
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