Generational Differences Now Reshaping Physician Attitudes and Will Likely Affect Private Pathology Group Practices
One consequence of the difference in intergenerational attitudes of physicians is the trend to more employee physicians
For the dominant generation working in healthcare today—the Baby Boomers—retirement looms. At the same time, however, the younger generation—particularly Generation X—is acquiring the experience and maturity needed to assume leadership roles. As these individuals move into senior executive and administrative positions, healthcare experts are predicting growing conflict over the role of physicians in the new models of integrated healthcare now taking shape in this country.
This is a demographic and societal trend with major implications for the operating culture of clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups. Generation X physicians, including young pathologists, are ready to challenge Baby Boomer physicians about the best way to organize and deliver clinical services. (more…)