The Physician as a Business Man, or How to Obtain the Best Financial Results in the Practice of Medicine

The Physician as a Business Man, or How to Obtain the Best Financial Results in the Practice of Medicine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of medicine at surgery 6d. Midwifery 12s. 6d. Vaccination. A qualified doctor always on the premises day and night. To show the prevailing city prices among the fashionable ranks of society, as shown by a non-medical journal, we quote the following from the New York Ledger: Doctors' Fees. "The generality of people labor under the delusion that doctors' fees, especially in New York city, are very extravagant. This is a mistake. The general physician averages from $2 to $5 a visit, according to the means of the patient. The office consultation of a specialist or consultant, is from $10 to $25 for the first visit, and less for succeeding ones. The fee for a consultation visit is regulated by the reputation of the physician and the pecuniary condition of the patient. Visits out of town range from $10 to $25 an hour, besides traveling expenses and a regular consulting fee. " Surgical operations are rated by character, time and skill, and often run into the thousands. Of course, night calls are double the amount of day calls, whether consultation or otherwise. There are many experts and famous physicians who can ask any price they please and get it, but these are the exceptions. The average doctor is content with the regular fee, and many struggling young men are glad to get one dollar from all for whom they prescribe, whether in their office or at their homes." It must appear evident that a fee bill for professional services can not be absolutely accurate in Fees should bear some Relation to Value of Service. 71 representing just charges. For example, when the physician places himself or his family in great danger to attend a case; or, when his attendance upon one case cuts him off from attending his general practice, as in highly contagious diseases, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664345
  • 9781236664341