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.
Jan. 11, 2018: Advocacy spotlight on Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief
Physicians and payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief. Read more on AMA's latest economic report.
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.
Help Move Medicine
Medicine doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. AMA members don’t just keep up with medicine—they shape its future.