Cite at least one scholarly source when appropriate The practice of medicine,
long valued for individual entrepreneurship and physician control, has undergone dramatic change. Physicians now face vexing
oversight of case and utilization management and loss of control over the allocation of
health care dollars. Managed care organizations control health costs by arbitrarily refusing reimbursement for certain medical
procedures and reducing payments for others.
Since medicine is now a less attractive career option, will fewer high performing individuals
choose to become physicians? What are the implications for the quality of care?