Just 39% of physicians remain independent (Infographic)

January 31, 2013

The percentage of U.S. physicians who belong to private, independent practices has plummeted to 39% from 57% over the last dozen years.

The percentage of U.S. physicians who are in private, independent practices has plummeted to 39% from 57% over the last dozen years.

That's because more physicians are joining hospitals and health systems as the costs associated with independent, private practices soar, according to an infographic from healthcare staffing company CompHealth.

Business costs and expenses were the top concerns for physicians who sought employment over private practice, according to data cited in the info graphic.