Over the past several years, there has been a growing interest in population-based medicine. Some elements in healthcare have used population- based medicine as a technique to decrease healthcare expenditures. However, in their daily practice of medicine, physicians must grapple with the question of whether they incorporate population-based medicine when making decisions for an individual patient. They therefore may encounter an ethical dilemma. Physicians must remember that the physician-patient relationship is of paramount importance and that even well-conducted research may not be applicable to an individual patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Managed Care|
|State||Published - Dec 17 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy