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Can Hospitals Exist Without Doctors?
The Health Care Blog

“One cannot run a hospital without doctors, and one cannot run one with them.” – Peter F. Drucker Yesterday Kaiser Health News ran a piece titled “Hospitals Clash with House Republicans on Medicare Cuts.” The article revived these questions: ·Are hospitals friends or foes of independent physicians? ·Will the future of hospital-doctor relationships be one of cooperation, collaboration, or cooptation? (On the last bullet point, “cooptation” means hospitals take over the practice of medicine).

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