An article in the May 19 issue ("PPMs look to academia," p. 38) referred to a collaborative effort between PHP Healthcare of Reston, Va., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Although it is true we engaged in discussions about such a collaboration and did so with a formal letter of intent in place, we in fact never created any joint venture or collaborative effort and ultimately ceased discussions in September 1996.
Richard P. Hoffmann, M.D.
Associate dean, College of Medicine
University of South Florida