Hospital-physician relationships are being strained as reimbursements continue to fall behind the cost of care, triggering new economic concerns among doctors, according to a survey of 52 hospitals and healthcare systems in New England. About 77% of hospital chief executive officers rated overall physician-hospital relationships as positive, but only 43% of physician leaders felt the same, according to the survey by consulting firm Bristol Group Mitretek, Lexington, Mass. -- by Michael Romano
Economics strain hospital-doc relationships: survey
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