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Which Physician Specialties Are Hospitals Interested in Acquiring? 13 Statistics

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Hospital1In 2013, 52 percent of hospitals planned to acquire physician practices according to Jackson Healthcare's Trend Watch: Physician Practice Acquisitions report.

Here are 13 statistics on the physician specialties that hospitals planned to acquire in 2013.

•    None: 48 percent
•    Family practice: 31 percent
•    Internal medicine: 22 percent
•    Primary care: 13 percent
•    Orthopedic surgery, cardiology: 10 percent
•    Gastroenterology, general surgery, urology: 8 percent
•    OB/GYN, oncology: 7 percent
•    ENT: 6 percent
•    Neurology, pulmonary medicine: 5 percent
•    Ambulatory care, hospitalist, infectious disease, pediatrics: 4 percent
•    Cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, rheumatology, endocrinology, geriatric medicine, pain medicine, radiation oncology, trauma and vascular surgery: 3 percent
•    Anesthesiology, bariatrics, emergency medicine, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, psychiatry: 2 percent
•    Colon and rectal surgery, critical care, dermatology, hematology, maternal and fetal medicine, nephrology, occupational medicine, podiatry, radiology, sleep medicine and sports medicine: 1 percent

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