Affiliations between universities and community hospitals have substantially increased in the past decade. Although having many advantages for each participant, a number of difficulties have been encountered, most frequently in the relationships between faculty physicians and the practicing staff. A lack of perception of the proper role for faculty and for practicing physicians is the major cause of controversy. In planning for affiliation, great care must be exercised in defining the objectives of the two physician groups so that there can be a tolerant accommodation.
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