8 statistics on physician employment

The number of primary care physicians employed by hospitals increased from 10 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2014, according to a Jackson Healthcare survey of physicians.

 Overall, 21 percent of physicians in all specialties are employed by a hospital.

Here is further breakdown of physicians' employment and ownership status:

•    Solo practice owner: 21 percent
•    Ownership stake in a single-specialty practice: 17 percent
•    Single or multi-specialty practice owned by a hospital or health system: 14 percent
•    Employed by a privately owned practice: 14 percent
•    Independent contractor or locum tenens: 9 percent
•    Ownership stake in a multi-specialty practice: 4 percent

Survey data is based on responses from 1,527 physicians gathered between April 18 and June 5.

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