The number of US physicians in independent practice—physicians who own a majority of their practice and have key decision-making rights—has dropped significantly in the last several years.
Accenture analysis shows that 37 percent of physicians were independent in 2013—down from 57 percent in 2000—and that number will continue to decline to 33 percent by the end of 2016. Independent physicians are not only declining in numbers, they are also changing their business models in a number of ways to respond to changing market demands.
Discover what pressures they are facing in delivering clinical care, what changes they are making to respond to disruption and how these moves impact the broader healthcare system.
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