DIS shares a news story regarding a new group that has the goal of educating patients and represent their concerns to legislators. Independent physicians and business leaders in Central Florida have banded together to form a trade association that may well be the first in the state, according to organizers.

The story cites, “Today, 39 percent of doctors nationwide are on their own, down from 57 percent who were independent in 2000, according to a physician survey conducted by the consulting company Accenture. Doctors cited the costs of running a practice as the main reason.”

Visit this link to read the entire story, which while focused in Florida, has implications for the entire U.S.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/health/os-doctors-unite-20130403,0,4558664.story