Autonomy

Autonomy in Clinical Decisions
The ability of physicians to act in their patients' best interests must not be compromised by outside - and sometimes competing - economic, political, and social pressures. However, physicians are facing increasing attempts to mandate what information, tests, procedures, and treatments they must - or must not - provide to their patients. The Clinical Autonomy webpage provides guidance and information to assist physicians with these challenges.

Autonomy in a Business or Practice Setting 
As a way to deal with unpredictable or inadequate payment and the increasing and sometimes overwhelming administrative burden of running their own practice, physicians are looking for ways to increase revenue and may be considering employment opportunities. The Business Autonomy webpage provides helpful tools and resources to assist with practice revenue enhancement, market strategy development, negotiating employment contracts, and information about Management Services Organizations.