an establishment developed, owned, and overseen by at least one hospital and group of doctors to attain payer contracts and to further shared interests.

PHYSICIAN-HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION (PHO): "Physician-hospital organizations are typical, but are also not very pleasing to patients in most regards, who view the healthcare system as a money-making scheme at times."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHYSICIAN-HOSPITAL ORGANIZATION (PHO)," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed October 19, 2021).