Who Chartered This Ship?
Team medicine is not a recent invention. The reality of the physician as captain of the ship was eroding before bureaucratic-professional, technological-scientific, and economic arguments or justifications for teams existed. The physician as captain of the ship was endangered when the passengers — or patients — mutinied, not because of changes in the crew. The crew has certainly influenced how the ship sails, but this ship sails for its passengers.
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