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More Surgeons Opting For Hospital Jobs

Medscape: Surgeons Choose Hospitals Employment Over Private Practice
General surgeons and surgical subspecialists are opting for hospital employment over private practice, according to a database study published online December 17 in the Archives of Surgery. The researchers found that the trend was particularly strong among surgeons who are younger or female. Data from the American Hospital Association indicate that the number of US physicians employed by a hospital has increased by 32% since 2000, according to Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH, from the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, and coauthors (Barclay, 12/17).

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