By Jennifer M. Anderson; Mark S. Thomas; and Leslie R. Jebson
Factors driving the hospital and physician connection
Each generation of physicians has different motivators, drivers, and expectations. Many younger physicians—including orthopaedic surgeons—want to work fewer hours and expect greater flexibility in employment opportunities to match their personal priorities. This new generation of physicians may account for the large number of orthopaedic surgeons seeking hospital employment. In addition, many orthopaedists currently in private practice are exploring employment opportunities within hospitals and healthcare systems.