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Private Equity Firms Acquiring More Physician Group Practices

Key clinical point: These acquisitions might lead to greater efficiencies, but the impact on practice stability and patient care remains unclear.

Major finding: Private equity firms acquired 355 physician practice acquisitions from 2013 to 2016.

Study details: A review of physician group practice acquisitions by private equity firms using the Irving Levin Associates Health Care M&A data set.

Disclosures: No disclosures were reported.


Zhu JM et al. JAMA. 2020 Feb 18;323(17):663-5.