Missing Appointments? Skipping Doses? You Might Get Fired by Your Doctor

May 17, 2017

(STAT News) – A new survey of primary care doctors reveals an interesting statistic: 9 out of 10 practices have told a patient not to come back. The doctors have fired their patients. The research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday, found that firing patients doesn’t happen often, but it’s making some health experts nervous that doctors will expunge difficult patients from their rolls as insurers move toward reimbursing them more for benchmarked health outcomes than actual services provided.

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