The Business of Medicine
Read about AMA’s campaign to protect physicians’ freedom to practice medicine and promote the business of medicine.
Proof of physicians’ economic impact sways policy at state level
When state medical societies such as the Idaho Medical Association do their advocacy work, they enter with numbers detailing how physicians boost the local economy.
Texas town a case study on how doctors generate community jobs
Medicine’s positive economic impact can ripple far past the practice door. It can be felt by nearby businesses and support for community development.
Economy gets bigger boost from doctors than lawyers, higher ed
Physicians support more jobs, wages and benefits than comparable counterparts in industries such as legal services, higher education and other health care providers such as nursing homes and home health care.
Want to see the economic impact of a doctor? Visit a small town
Small-town practice in Illinois illustrates the big picture on physician economic impact. Doctors generate jobs and spending that sustain prosperity.
Physicians are more than healers—they support millions of jobs
Every doctor is a substantial economic engine and across the nation they support trillions in wages, benefits and taxes each year.
Physicians support 12.6m jobs, $2.3 trillion in economic activity
The AMA's new report, The National Economic Impact of Physicians, demonstrates physicians are vital economic drivers at state and national levels.
Demographics and economics will drive health system change
Reform creates unknowns, but at least one thing is certain: Growth in health care services will occur mostly outside of the hospital.
For first time, physician practice owners are not the majority
The AMA offers strategies and resources to help physicians regardless of whether they own or are employed, work in a big practice or small.