Hospital Acquisitions Leveling Off, JBJS Study Finds

About a year ago, JBJS published its third biannual Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon study. While intended primarily to inform suppliers about the procurement habits and needs of orthopaedic surgeons, this study contains much that is of interest to clinicians.

For example, results suggest that the flurry of independent orthopaedic practice acquisitions by hospitals and health systems has leveled off. After leaping from 19% to 28% between 2012 and 2013, reported practice ownership by hospitals fell a bit to 25% according to the 2015 study.

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By clicking here and filling out a short form, you can download a 22-page executive brief of the 2015 study. Find out whether you and your practice are in step with the following trends:

  • Orthopaedic practices hiring non-surgeons to relieve admin and clinical burdens
  • Orthopaedic practices continuing to expand and diversify service offerings
  • Surgeons retaining strong influence over device and equipment procurement

Coming soon: We’ll be reaching out this summer to orthopaedic surgeons for data for our 2017 Role of the Orthopaedic Surgeon study. That’ll be your best chance to let suppliers know what you want and need from them in order to help your patients.

In the meantime, click here to get a synopsis of what the 2015 study found.

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