Some 439,269 physicians are members of the medical staffs of the nation’s largest hospital organizations, Managed Care Information Center research has found.
The figure represents 46 percent of the 954,000 U.S. physicians which the AMA cites as the number of doctors in the country.
Among the physicians almost 260 thousand are primary care physicians and 179,568 are specialists, found the review of the National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates database.
The National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates Database is researched, compiled and produced by the Managed Care Information Center.
The database focus is on the largest hospital operators in the country – the health systems.
The database provides key contact information, names, addresses and other details on the more than 750 major health systems in the United States, the almost 3500 health systems hospitals and more than 12,000 hospital system affiliated provider organizations.
We find the health system affiliates are continuing to grow in numbers.
The system affiliations includes: hospitals, medical centers, community care centers, hospices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, clinics, surgical centers, imaging centers, wellness and health promotion programs, and other providers of healthcare.
We believe that the list of affiliates provides sound information for sizing a market area and the health systems impact in a market area.
Information on The National Directory of Health Systems, Hospitals and Their Affiliates is found at: www.healthresourcesonline.com/managed_care/17idse.htm