Physician Compensation In Physician-Owned And Hospital-Owned Practices

Published in: Health Affairs, Volume 40, No. 12, pages 1865–1874 (December 2021). doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2021.01007

Posted on RAND.org on December 10, 2021

by Christopher M. Whaley, Daniel Arnold, Nate Gross, Anupam B. Jena

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In analyses by physician specialty, vertical integration of physician practices with hospitals or health systems was associated with lower income for nonsurgical specialists, no difference in income for primary care physicians, and slightly higher income for surgical specialists.

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