Healthcare was traditionally considered a noble profession and hence its practitioners were recipients of a great deal of adulation and gratitude. This has evolved into a more equal relationship between practitioners and patients, which has resulted in greater accountability being expected of healthcare professionals.
Until recently, in India, the physician centric model of healthcare was widely accepted. This reduced all other disciplines into ancillary services with the ultimate responsibility, both moral and legal, being vested with the physician. With the increasing body of knowledge in individual disciplines, and the wider dissemination of this knowledge through scientific literature, the physician centricity of healthcare is gradually being challenged. In the above scenario, physical therapy (PT) is a forerunner for individual profession status.
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