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How Formerly Independent Doctors Were Pushed Out of Business

From Reason:

“Is the independent doctor disappearing?” U.S. News & World Report asked earlier this summer. The answer is: yes—and to a significant extent, that’s a result of deliberate policy.

Your doctors didn’t jump out of business; they were pushed.

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According to the article only 33% of physicians own their own practice. That compares to 80% of dentists who own a practice.

According to physicians the primary reason that drove them out of independent practice was regulatory compliance and paperwork. Most do not view this trend as a good thing.