Is a hospital alliance in your future?

By Maureen Leahy

According to AAOS census data, hospital employment of orthopaedic surgeons grew approximately 70 percent from 2004 to 2008. During the 2011 AAOS Annual Meeting, a symposium on hospital-based employment of orthopaedic surgeons, moderated by Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, focused on this trend and its significance.

In answering the question, “Is hospital-physician alignment here to stay or simply a passing fad?,” presenters addressed the following topics:

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