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Survey: Reform Law Requires More Trust Between Docs and Hospitals

The successful implementation of the new healthcare reform law will hinge on physicians and hospitals working out trust issues with one another, according to a new survey.

The reform law requires increased collaboration and information sharing between physicians and hospitals, including through new accountable care organization (ACO) arrangements, to reduce costs and increase quality.

However, one in five physicians don’t trust hospitals, and 60 percent of hospitals believe it will be difficult to obtain information from community physicians to improve patient care, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey...

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