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Current professional status of U.S. physicians 2018

This survey shows the percent distribution of the current professional status among U.S. physicians in 2018. Some 31.4 percent of surveyed physicians were practice owners, partners, or associates. Many physicians in the United States are changing from an independent practice owner to an employee. Most continue to experience high pressures to keep up with demands for their services and suggest that new physicians must be trained to prevent shortages.

Distribution of U.S. physicians by current professional status in 2018

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Release date

September 2018


United States

Survey time period

April to June 2018

Number of respondents

8,774 respondents

Special properties

in all 50 states

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What is your current professional status?"

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