Is a Practice Merger in Your Future?

What an  orthopaedic practice should consider

  Statistics show dramatic trends in the acquisition of  medical practices by hospitals, the creation of large practice organizations,  and the disappearance of the individual practitioner. For example, in 2014,  only 35 percent of physicians described themselves as independent practice  owners, according to a study by the Physicians Foundation. Just 6 years  earlier, 62 percent of physicians identified themselves as independent practice  owners. That same study found that 53 percent of respondents describe  themselves as employees of a hospital or medical group, up from 38 percent in  2008.

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