Dr. Gerald Chodak of Medscape questions that treatment decisions made by urologists who own the equipment and do intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for localized prostate cancer may be influenced by financial factors.
Dr. Chodak says,
"For physicians who do radical prostatectomies, the net profit is between $2,000 and $3,000, depending on who is paying for it.Dr. Chodak recommends a "constant fee" - no matter how the patient is treated.
Active surveillance doesn't pay nearly as well."
I wonder how a constant fee would work for physical therapists?
See the page and the doctor's comments at Medscape.com.