Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 8

The Demise of Private Practice in the United States of America

Mustafa Sajjad Cheema1 and Salim Surani2*

1CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
2Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA

*Corresponding Author: Salim Surani, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA.

Received: June 20, 2022; Published: July 01, 2022

The Healthcare industry in the US is one of the country's largest industries, and its importance can be easily recognized by the fact that it is the largest employment sector in the US and accounts for nearly 19.7% of the total GDP [1,2]. Private practices have always remained an integral part of this healthcare system. Physician-patient relation has been considered a key element of the fabric of the healthcare system. Patients and their families have entrusted physicians to care for their health and health-related issues for decades. The solo private practitioners were on call for their patients 24/7, 365 days a year. Later, that started giving way to group practice, where the primary care physicians saw the patients, but they shared calls with other group members when they were out or for emergencies (making the physicians' life more palatable). However, with the changes in healthcare rules, finances, and regulations, new patient care and management trends, economic uncertainty, and the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are witnessing an ensuing decline in private practice in the US.

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Citation

Citation: Mustafa Sajjad Cheema and Salim Surani. “The Demise of Private Practice in the United States of America”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.8 (2022): 01-03.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Mustafa Sajjad Cheema and Salim Surani. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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