The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, along with other economic forces, will significantly change the way physicians and physicians work with one another. To help measure that change, Modern Physician's sister publication Modern Healthcare, in partnership with Press Ganey Associates, a healthcare performance improvement 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 measured hospital-doc relations
The survey, which opened Aug. 31, was open to all readers of Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician. Some 193 healthcare executives took the survey by the Sept. 20 deadline. Modern Healthcare Special Projects/Research Editor Rebecca Mielcarksi. Mielcarski oversaw the survey process.
Modern Healthcare and Press Ganey analyzed the results, the key findings of which are reported in this issue's Top Story by frequent contributor and former Modern Healthcare reporter John Morrissey. The full results will be available soon on ModernHealthcare.com.
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