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Lawton Burns


Physicians and hospital management and staff often work side by side but rarely together. There are many cost-saving and quality-improving benefits that could result from proper integration, but many economic and operational barriers stand in between the status quo and a fully-integrated healthcare system. These misalignments and practices contribute to wasted healthcare spending.


physician hospital integration, operational barriers, hospital systems

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Business Commons



Date Posted: 17 January 2017


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