First Team All-Big Ten
- Nov 1, 2009
You’re off base here...The majority of clinics aren’t a part of larger systems.
And, mitigation practices or not, they’re in the unemployment line now. Sadly, no directives from government to stem that flow.
Only about 31.4 percent of physicians identified as independent practice owners or partners in the 2018 Survey of America’s Physicians.
In contrast, almost one-half (49.1 percent) of the over 8,700 physicians surveyed by the Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins identified as hospital or medical group employees.
“These data suggest that the independent practice model is under pressure in a healthcare system increasingly dominated by large, integrated organizations, whether hospital systems, large medical groups, corporations or insurance companies,”