Other Articles |

The Physician's Business: Practical and Economic Aspects of Medicine

JAMA. 1938;110(15):1222-1223. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790150068040.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The author discusses many of the practical business matters of medical practice which are important especially to young physicians. Obviously the physician gives first consideration to the care of his patients; often he finds little time remaining to keep the business side of the practice in good order. The author aims to counsel and to place at the disposal of physicians much practical information of this kind. He advises concerning the selection of a location, and the equipment of an office. He discusses such ethical questions as obligations to patients, relations to his colleagues and to consultants, and hospital and dispensary affiliations. He reproduces actual reports of consultants to family physicians concerning examinations that have been made of patients. He points out the advantage to physicians of becoming affiliated with their county medical society and the American Medical Association. He gives advice about the preparation of medical papers, public addresses


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview




Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.