The Corporate Transformation of Medical Specialty Care: The Exemplary Case of Neonatology
Eleanor D. Kinney
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
December 31, 2008
American Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics, Winter 2008
Increasingly, more entrepreneurial physician specialists are organizing their practices in for-profit corporations and employing other physicians. Focusing on the example of neonatology, this article describes the prevailing business model of these for-profit medical specialty groups as controlling their employed physicians through restrictive employment contract provisions. This article examines how the prevailing business model of for-profit medical specialty groups for the employment of physicians enables them to eliminate competition for specific specialty services to the detriment of patients and consumers.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: For-profit health care, medical practiceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 1, 2011
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