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More than half of local doctors work in health system medical groups
Sacramento Business Journal

The number of local doctors who work for medical groups associated with the four big health systems in the Sacramento region is up 65 percent from a decade ago.

A total of 3,378 doctors — 52 percent of physicians in the four-county Sacramento metropolitan area — work exclusively for Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente or the UC Davis Health System, according to Business Journal research. That’s up from 2,044 in 2004, when it was 39 percent of the total. The trend away from solo or small group practice is expected to increase as time goes on.