A real-world education for the twenty-first-century physician Being a good doctor is longer eugh. The twenty-first-century physician who wants to deliver quality medical care to patients and operate a successful practice must develop expertise in a variety of business and management skills. The Yale Management Guide for Physicians identifies these critical skills and provides both the theoretical understanding and the practical training physicians need to become competent, confident managers as well as accomplished healers. From healthcare policy and health ecomics to healthcare marketing and negotiating, this comprehensive guide addresses all of the major issues affecting the delivery of healthcare services in the twenty-first century. This remarkably effective manual helps doctors acquire the skills they need to expand their practices; develop, articulate, and advocate ideas; discuss and manage financial issues; manage the decision-making process; and assume a leadership role in the healthcare industry. Meticulously cross-referenced and organized, The Yale Management Guide for Physicians is destined to become the most important nmedical volume in any physician's library, providing easy access to management principles and practical solutions to management problems faced by physicians every day.
STEPHEN RIMAR, MD, MBA, is Program Director of the Yale Management Program for Physicians. A practicing pediatric anesthesiologist and Medical Director of the Yale Medical Group, he is also a faculty member of the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management. Contact Dr. Rimar at www.managementmd.com