Doctors Mobey, Oak, and Chesterfield have been in a group practice for several years. Mohey and Oak are family practice physicians, and Chesterfield is a general surgeon. Chesterfield receives many referrals for surgery from his family practice partners. Upon the partnership's original formation , the three doctors agreed to a two-part formula to share income. Every month each doctor receives a salary allowance of 3,000. Additional income is divided according to percent of patient charges the doctors generated for The groups income for the month is 50,000. Chesterfield has expressed dissatisfaction with the income sharing formula and asks that income be split entirely on patient charge percents
1. Compute the income allocation for the current month using the original agreement.
2. Compute the income allocation for the current month using Chesterfield's proposed agreement.
3. Identify the ethical components of the partnership decision for the doctors.