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April 28, 1993

Clinical Practice Management

Author Affiliations

University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City

JAMA. 1993;269(16):2148-2149. doi:10.1001/jama.1993.03500160118050

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How can a physician master the important business aspects of medical practice while learning the art and craft of medicine? The answer is "not very well," and perhaps that is one frustration that contributes to the "hassle factor" so often spoken of in today's medical coffee-room chats. Most of us went through medical school and residency with the primary goal of learning to diagnose and treat a patient's pneumonia with only passing thoughts of how we would place ourselves in a position to be fairly compensated for the effort. Dr Robert Solomon, a business professor whose father was a medical professional, draws from experience and a thorough review of relevant literature to provide a concise, readable source for understanding the basics of medical office direction. This appears to be one of the best introductory texts published to date.

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