60% of Non-Employed Physicians Practice in Small Groups
While the most common type of practice arrangement last year for physicians was single-specialty groups, women physicians were less likely to work in that setting than their male counterparts.
Around 48 percent of men physicians reported working in a single specialty group, compared with 39 percent of women. However, a large share of women physicians are primary care physicians, who are less likely than non-primary care physicians to join single specialty groups.
Single specialty practices accounted for 55.8 percent of anesthesiologists, 57.3 percent of radiologists and 52.7 percent of obstetricians/gynecologists. The only specialty where single specialty practices weren't the most prevalent was internal medicine, according to the report.
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