How this GP gets ahead with a CEO mindset

OPINION

I’ve always likened the job of a primary care physician to that of a chief executive officer of a small business.

Family doctors manage the “business” of delivering and coordinating care for more than a thousand patients at an average cost, in the US, of $8500 per year — an $8-$12 million business.

Because the actions or inactions of the PCP impact the need for, and cost of, specialist and hospital care “downstream” from the primary care office, I think of this as “our” business.

Because of this, I subscribe to the Harvard

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