Saturday, 8 October 2011

Be Careful What You measure

Patricia F. White, a doctor for about 10 years, is seeking damages for objecting to having her pay based on the number of patients seen per hour. She is also alleging that her employers retaliated by keeping her from work. White's attorney, Gary Baker, called the practice "stopwatch medicine. Should we measure a doctor's performance on the quantity of work completed?

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