Employed surgeons rise 32%

Confirming the hospital employment trend, a database study published this week in the Archives of Surgery found that surgeons are opting for employment over private practice, with 68 percent of general surgeons and surgical subspecialists reporting they are employed. From 2006 to 2011, the number of surgeons in a full-time employment arrangement jumped by nearly a third at 32 percent. Researchers found that the employment model in large group practices particularly attracts female surgeons and younger doctors. The study confirms other research of the employment explosion in all specialties. --Read the full story from FierceHealthcare

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