Are hospitals evil? A physician contract lawyer explains.

As an attorney who negotiates physician employment agreements with hospitals on a daily basis, I have developed a healthy skepticism about mindset of hospital executives. It is painfully obvious that most executives in our hospital systems have abusiness school mindset, that views physicians as necessary (albeit expendable) cogs in the magnificent machine that is the hospital.

Executives can hardly be blamed for this attitude. Physicians will always …

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