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Comparing Medical Practice Settings

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About this article

Physicians have numerous practice options, including ownership or partnership in a private practice or working as an employed physician in a variety of organizations. Each offers a different degree of clinical autonomy and financial risk. Choosing a practice setting ultimately will be based on your professional and personal preferences, as well as market conditions in the community where you choose to work.

What you´ll learn
  • What common practice options are available to new physicians
  • How financial risk varies by practice type
  • How clinical autonomy is influenced by practice type
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