Changing physician behavior: Half-empty or half-full?

Anika Hardie Alvanzo, Gail M. Cohen, Mary Nettleman

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Physicians can significantly impact both the quality and the cost of health care. Thus, it is not surprising that there is great interest in modifying physician behavior. There have been three main methods used to alter physician behavior: education, motivation, and facilitation. This article reviews the success of these methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Governance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Continuing professional development
  • Doctors
  • Motivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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