How Employed Physicians’ Contracts May Threaten Their Patients and Professionalism

Poses, R.M., Smith, W.R.
Submitted: January, 2016

Ascendant market fundamentalism (also called neoliberalism) has pressured physicians to become businesspersons rather than professionals. Urge medical societies to better inform physicians about the challenges of being employed, including risky contract clauses, and help support physicians who struggle with them. Unfortunately, without broader reforms of the system, physicians may conclude that they must organize to collectively bargain with intransigent employers.