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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
Zhang, W. (2016). "Operational Benefits and Barriers to Physician-Hospital Integration," Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Available at https://repository.upenn.edu/spur/11
Date Posted: 17 January 2017