My TMBN colleague, Dr Rob Lamberts, has an interesting post on his practice’s answer to “doc in the box” clinics. Instead of decrying the drain it might represent on traditional practices, he welcomes such services as a call for physicians to “think outside the box.”
In fact, Dr Rob writes, “patients are sick of how doctors run their offices.” And so his office has found ways to streamline the delivery of health care. Left unsaid, but certainly implicit in this model, is whether this results in cost savings to either (or both) the doc’s or their patients.
Worth reading in full.