Doctors leave practices less often
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 28, 2010
Fewer physicians switched practices, retired from medicine in 2010 than in 2008, said a report by SK&A.
About 18.2% of all physicians changed practices in some way in 2008, but the number dipped to 12.4% in 2010, according to SK&A, which tracks "move-rates" of physicians to create marketing databases. The rate includes physicians who died.
The survey suggested that the lower move-rate is a result of the recent economic downturn.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/06/28/bibf0628.htm.