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Survey: Texas Physicians Are Among The Most Likely To Be In Private Practice

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Adding another statistic here from the Merritt Hawkins study we tipped to earlier this month. The company worked with The Physicians Foundation to survey 8,774 physicians about their practice and morale. Texas has the 7th-highest rate of private practice physicians in the country, at 40.1 percent. The national average is 29 percent.

Here are the top 10 states for private practice physicians:

  1. Nevada (47.8 %)
  2. Georgia (47.1%)
  3. Louisiana (45.5%)
  4. Connecticut (43.4%)
  5. Hawaii (41.9%)
  6. Mississippi (41.4%)
  7. Texas (40.1%)
  8. Tennessee (39.9%)
  9. New Jersey (38.4 %)
  10. South Dakota (36.8%)

The state with the lowest percentage of physicians was North Dakota at 12.5 percent.