Report Explores Reasons for Hospitals’ Acquisition of Physician Practices
April 3, 2013 | Risk Management News
Forty-four percent of surveyed hospitals purchased at least one physician practice in 2012, and 52% plan to do so in 2013, states a March 12, 2013, report from Jackson Healthcare. The report details the results of a survey of 118 hospital executives conducted by Jackson to explore why hospitals are interested in acquiring physician practices and which specialties are the most sought after. In 2012, the specialty practices most purchased by hospitals included family practice (54%), internal medicine (26%), obstetrics/gynecology (24%), cardiology (18%), and primary care (16%).