Vol. 5, No. 6 June 1996

What the For-Profit Trend In Health Care Really Means

For-profit HMOs are setting the growth pace these days, and some not-for-profit plans are switching to for-profit status to keep up with the competition. But are the two types of plans really so different?

The Corporate Practice of Health Care

At a Harvard School of Public Health conference in Boston last month, the issue of for-profit health care triggered sometimes heated exchanges among leaders in the industry. Here’s some of what they said.

Practice Buy-Ins: Should Real Estate Be on the Shopping List?

When a new physician is invited to join a medical practice, it pays to have considered the pros and cons of requiring that doctor to invest in the practice’s real estate holdings.

Is Your Practice Overstaffed?

Do you think you have too many employees? Some physicians let doubts on that question fester, sending signals to the staff that can be ruinous to morale. Here are some ways to face the issue squarely.

Help Your Patients EAT Their Way to Good Health

If managed care is to fulfill its goal of promoting wellness rather than simply treating disease, physicians must learn to counsel patients effectively about food and cooking, argues a physician who is also a cook.

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