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Textbook of Ophthalmology: Practice Management is an excellent resource for physicians and administrators new to dealing with ophthalmology practice administration issues. Five chapters cover essential information on practice management, including American Medical Association and American Academy of Ophthalmology principles of ethics, health care costs and current reform initiatives, risk management and malpractice (an essential and very informative chapter), starting and developing a practice, and finances.
The fact that this book is directed toward solo or small group practices, as indicated by the author, is one of its few drawbacks in trying to provide a complete review of necessary practice management information. Current market demands are in fact compelling most medical practitioners to practice in larger integrated groups. The operational issues and office politics involved in larger group practices are significantly more complex than can be covered in a single book, especially with regard to government regulations, contracted care agree
Hensey JJ. Textbook of Ophthalmology, Volume 10: Practice Management. Arch Ophthalmol. 1995;113(6):711. doi:10.1001/archopht.1995.01100060035025