edited by Donald S. Fong, MPH, MD, 256 pp, $34.95, ISBN 0-6320-4479-9, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science Inc, 2001.
As all ophthalmologists in the United States are aware, it is not sufficient to only be concerned with diagnosing and treating eye diseases when taking care of patients. It is now essential to have an intimate understanding of the economic side of medicine. To work in the current environment of managed care, ophthalmologists in all practice settings must know how to practice efficiently. For years, doctors have picked up this knowledge in a piecemeal fashion at meetings, lectures, and informally from other doctors. In Efficient Eye Care, Donald Fong has edited an excellent book, providing a roadmap for understanding how to render quality eye care within the constraints of managed care.
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