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Doctor-Hiring Rush is On
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In the years to come, experts may look back on healthcare reform as the time that not only made improvements in the quality of patient care and sparked efforts to reduce costs, but also when doctors traded their independent practices for hospital employment. There’s been a marked uptick in the pace with which physicians are being employed by hospitals; in fact, employment of physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24% from 2010 to 2020, nearly twice the rate of growth for all other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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