The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, along with other economic forces, will significantly change the way hospitals and physicians work with one another. To help measure that change, Modern Healthcare in partnership with Press Ganey Associates, a patient-satisfaction measurement firm based in South Bend, Ind., conducted an industrywide survey on hospital-physician relations. The 2010 Hospital-Physician Relations Survey examined the state of relations between hospitals and their employed physicians and how those relations may change.
How we did it
The survey, which opened Aug. 31, was open to all readers of Modern Healthcare and sister publication Modern Physician. Some 193 healthcare executives took the survey by the Sept. 20 deadline. Modern Healthcare Special Projects/Research Editor Rebecca Mielcarski oversaw the survey process.
Modern Healthcare and Press Ganey analyzed the results, the key findings of which are included in this special report by frequent contributor and former Modern Healthcare reporter John Morrissey. The full findings of the Hospital-Physician Relations Survey are available in spreadsheet format.
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