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Doctors continue moving to health system employment (Morning Read)

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The move to hospitals. A new report is predicting that by 2013, fewer than a third of all physicians will be in private practices, and the rate of physicians employed by hospitals will grow by 5 percent annually over the next three years. Hospitals, as a result, will need to adjust their recruitment and retention methods.

Current medical news and unique business news for anyone who cares about the healthcare industry.

The move to hospitals. A new report is predicting that by 2013, fewer than a third of all physicians will be in private practices, and the rate of physicians employed by hospitals will grow by 5 percent annually over the next three years. Hospitals, as a result, will need to adjust their recruitment and retention methods.

Lighting the way for safer emergency transport. A 2009 University of Chicago study reported that working on an emergency helicopter was the most dangerous job in the U.S. One East Coast hospital is using cutting edge technology to make that job safer for its emergency pilots and staff.

Is it ever too late to become a doctor? Some med schools say the growing number of nontraditional students making career changes to the healthcare field are desirable candidates  because they have more life experience and a higher level emotional intelligence.

More disagreement over Medicaid. 29 GOP governors made another push Monday urging Congress to give states more authority in designing their own healthcare policies for their elderly, disabled and low-income residents.

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