Trend Watch 2013-2014: Physician Practice Acquisitions

Two Perspectives on Medical Practice Acquisitions

From September to November 2013, Jackson Healthcare surveyed physicians and hospital executives across the nation to identify the factors driving physicians to sell and hospitals to acquire medical practices.

Key Findings from Part 1: The Physician's Story

  • Internal subspecialists are most likely to sell their practice
  • Many physicians consider hospitals their ideal buyer
  • Most physicians are satisfied with their decision to sell


Key Findings from Part 2: The Hospital's Story

  • Most acquisitions were initiated by the seller
  • Primary care and cardiology practices lead acquisition activities
  • Acquisitions bring challenges to hospitals