Buying into a private practice is considered a way to maintain physician independence. The choice gives physicians great freedom to decide on culture, policies and care style; however, the freedom comes with the burden of running a business and keeping a steady eye on profitability.

The shine of physician independence has started wearing off for a number of doctors, who are opting in larger numbers for employment, where they find another kind of freedom in not having to care for patients while also managing a practice.

Physician Independence was a healthcare industry trend in our 2022 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.