The Petris Center’s associate director, Dr. Brent Fulton, was interviewed by Healthcare Dive about US market concentration trends and his new study in Health Affairs. Among other topics, the Healthcare Dive interview delves into physicians market concentration trends, as primary care physician concentration increased the most, in part due to such providers being acquired by larger care delivery systems. “My results are consistent with the fact that more physicians are joining larger physician organizations and that more physicians work either directly for hospitals or in organizations that are owned by hospitals,” said Dr. Fulton, “We knew hospitals had been buying up physician organizations but we didn’t know the extent. The increase of hospital ownership of primary care organizations was interesting, because we hadn’t realized the magnitude had increased so much.”
You can read the full interview on Healthcare Dive’s website here.