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April 7, 1999

PracticeThe Successful Physician: A Productivity Handbook for Practitioners

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Marshall O. Zaslove, 307 pp, with illus, $29, ISBN 0-8342-1098-3, Gaithersburg, Md, Aspen Publishers, 1998

JAMA. 1999;281(13):1234-1235. doi:10.1001/jama.281.13.1234-JBK0407-3-1

When I took one of my first partially administrative positions, several other residency program directors and I were sent by our chair, a former military physician who believed highly in training physicians in administration, to seminars for administrators in such areas as employee relations, total quality management, and how to lead. While praiseworthy and helpful, the sessions seemed a cross between high school civics class and a revival meeting. Like motherhood and the flag, their principles called for agreement—how could anyone, even physicians in their most arrogant and cranky moments, be against good working relationships or quality leadership?

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