When is a physician network a group?

T. J. Marr, D. K. Zismer

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Developing a network of physicians into a high-performing group requires a cultural transformation. The hallmarks, as well as the obstacles, to achieving this are reviewed by two experienced consultants. The requirements of highly successful physician organizations range from sharing a common mission, vision, and values to developing an effective infrastructure to having visionary leadership. Barriers to successful physician groups include a lack of clarity of purpose and goals, lack of quality standards, and an absence of shared learning. A blueprint on how to become a successful physician group is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalPhysician executive
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


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