Becker's Healthcare August 1, 2022
Kelly Gooch

The pursuit of physician unions is likely to continue amid the consolidation of health systems and medical practices, two attorneys and a physician argue in an article published July 28 in the JAMA Network online.

In the article, titled “The Rise and Potential of Physician Unions,” Daniel Bowling III, Barak Richman, PhD, and Kevin Schulman, MD, examine the rise and potential of physician unions, while providing their perspective on the issue. Mr. Bowling teaches courses in labor and employment law at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and Drs. Richman and Schulman are from Stanford (Calif.) University.

They begin by citing data from Avalere in a study sponsored by the Physicians Advocacy Institute, showing that the percentage of U.S. physicians employed by...

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