Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rural doctors need to support recruitment of more colleagues, former Leitchfield hospital administrator writes

With Kentucky's doctor famine almost to be exacerbated by development of the Medicaid train and federally subsidized vigor insurance, nearby will be more competition than endlessly to recruit physicians, especially to rural communities. Some doctors resist such recruitment, but they are short-sighted, writes Stephen Meredith, earlier chief executive detective of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield.

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center
"When I became president of TLRMC in 1983 our area sickbay had seven doctors on its remedial body, so the at the outset order of commercial was the recruitment of extra physicians, or so I accepted wisdom. When this notion was presented to the collective remedial body it with was met with a unambiguous 'NO.' The remedial staff’s alarm was recruitment would hurt them financially by auxiliary 'dividing the pie' of a restricted digit of patients," Meredith writes in support of The Record in Leitchfield.

But many more doctors were recruited (now more than 30), and the old doctors realized it was a fine mechanism, Meredith writes: "Two of the more vocal physicians aligned with recruitment soon acknowledged the addition of more physicians, especially specialists, made their own practices even busier than beforehand. Modish cover of these men, they were so active since patients in their practices, they had to believe they were since everybody who perhaps desirable remedial thoughtfulness. However, they had nix notion how many frequent were leaving our similarity in support of vigor thoughtfulness as of the famine of physicians."

The phenomenon extends to other position of product, Meredith interpretation: "What occurred inside our remedial similarity was acknowledged and theorized by John Nash as the theory of trade and industry equilibrium in support of which he won the 1994 Nobel Prize in economics. His theory, in essence, is whilst we all product in concert in support of everyone’s mutual benefit more willingly than precisely our own, in the long-run, everybody settlement by expanding the 'size of the pie.' No single wins whilst it comes by the side of the expense of others, but everybody wins whilst we take a broader point of view of our similarity and purposefully commit to pursuing initiatives which leave nix single behind. After all, we are all in this in concert."

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