10 statistics on orthopedic surgeon practice setting — 35% in private practice groups

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016 Census, 35 percent of orthopedic surgeons are in a private practice group.

Here is the breakdown for orthopedic surgeon practice setting:

1. Private practice group: 35 percent
2. Hospital center: 17 percent
3. Academic practice: 15 percent
4. Solo private practice: 11 percent
5. Multispecialty group private practice: 9 percent
6. Academic private practice: 4 percent
7. Military: 2 percent
8. HMO: 2 percent
9. Public institution: 1 percent
10. Locum tenens: 1 percent

An additional 3 percent of orthopedic surgeons reported serving in an undefined "other" practice setting.

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