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Panelists outline decline of small doc practices
Modern Healthcare

In Capitol Hill testimony Thursday, the head of physician-recruitment firm Merritt Hawkins said that if current trends continue, in two years about 75% of his firm’s physician placements will be as hospital employees, up from 11% in 2004. At a hearing of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, a panel of experts explained to lawmakers how—and why—small and solo U.S. medical practices have declined in recent years.