Positive Outlook – Issue 11 – Sep 2015

Most US Physicians Still Work in Small Practices Megan Brooks Most physicians in the United States continue to work in small practices despite the challenging healthcare working environment, according to an updated Policy Research Perspectives from the American Medical Association (AMA). “These data show that the majority (60.7%) of physicians were in small practices of 10 or fewer physicians, and that practice size changed very little between 2012 and 2014 in the face of profound structural reforms to healthcare delivery,”AMA president-elect Andrew W. Gurman, MD, says in a news release. But the percentage is down markedly from 30 years ago, when more than three quaREAD MORE

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