December 5, 2015
John Brady, M.D.
I always get the current medical buzz phrase from the local hospital system when I listen to the radio. Gone is “patient-centered, doctor-directed” care. We have moved on to “expert, team-based care.” And why not? Proponents argue that doctors cannot possibly do everything themselves, so a team is necessary. As one physician described it to me, he likes to think of himself as the conductor of a medical symphony—the lead person organizing and orchestrating many talented individuals to ...