As Hospitals Acquire Doctors’ Practices, Physicians Worrying Quality Of Care Is Taking Back Seat To Productivity

A lawsuit from a Bay Area doctor highlights the stress that experts say physicians across the country are feeling as consolidation ramps up. “There was this constant push to see patients more quickly, see patients in shorter interval times, see more patients in an hour,” said Dr. Diana Blum during her trial against Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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