Hospital-Owned Practices Winning Over PhysiciansConnecticut Mirror: Physicians: Are Small Practices Going The Way Of The House Call?
[Many doctors] are giving up ownership of their practices to become part of hospital-owned practices or larger groups with multiple specialties. ... Young doctors in particular are choosing to work for larger organizations rather than starting their own practices, they say. The change is fueled in part by hospitals looking to grow their ranks of community-based physicians, who are a reliable source of referrals for lab work, tests and inpatient care (Levin Becker, 4/7).
Related, earlier KHN story: Hospitals Lure Doctors Away From Private Practice (Gold, 10/13/10) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.