NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 13, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Robert Bazell) Econ. impact on physicians of increase corporatization of medicine through health maintenance orgs. (HMOs) examined; details given, scenes shown. Doctors Brooks Poley and Paul Williams cited as exs. [POLEY - defs. his income.] [WILLIAMS - had hoped to retire by now.] Av. 1985 income for physicians mentioned. [Dr. Richard FREY - believes doctors have lost control of marketplace.] [Dr. Richard REECE, Dr. Sanford MARCUS - note doctors are now labor rather than management] [Sec. analyst Ken. ABRAMOWITZ - believes doctors took advantage of society.] Dr. Beth Detley mentioned. [Dr. William NOLAN - notes his autonomy is gone.]
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