Tensions Arise Between M.d.s And The Mbas Who Manage Them – Businessweek

Its as if the patients a pawn in this struggle for influence and control between physicians and nonphysicians,says Todd Kislak, a Harvard MBA who worked for nearly a decadeasa senior manager ina physician group. The business of health care is roaringespecially for nondoctors. Jobs in the industry increased 75 percent from 1990 to 2012, but the vast majority of new positions didnt go to M.D.s, according to an analysis published last year in the Harvard Business Review . Today, the field counts 10 managers and managers helpers for every one doctor. Doctors offices hold an uncomplicated allure for MBA students. The health-care industry has been good to students of business, handing out consistently reliable job offers and among the highest raises of any profession, according to a survey by the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
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