The Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: What it Means and How it May Affect Medicine Today

The Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine: What it Means and How it May Affect Medicine TodayIn many northeastern states, including New York, as well as many other states across the country, the theory behind the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine is the belief that a medical practice not owned by a physician or medical professional, is not going to function and provide the same quality of care as a physician-owned practice or similar health care provider. This belief is due to the fact that the practice would become beholden to non-doctor shareholders who would dictate treatment based upon economics rather than quality of care.

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