Jumat, 03 Desember 2010

Do Physicians Make Decisions Based on Financial Factors?

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.

Active surveillance doesn't pay nearly as well."
Dr. Chodak recommends a "constant fee" - no matter how the patient is treated.

I wonder how a constant fee would work for physical therapists?

See the page and the doctor's comments at Medscape.com.

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