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Annual acquisitions increased from five in 2012 to 59 in 2017; 34 more occurred through May 31, 2018
Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death
Proportion of physicians working in practices wholly owned by physicians dropped to 54 percent in 2018
Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
Critics warn private equity firms might focus on increased profitability at expense of patient care
Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising
Socioeconomic disparities exist in use of patient portals; privacy concerns cited for nonuse
Patients, families should be treated with dignity and respect, be actively engaged in care
Physicians also report increasing complexity of APMs, more financial risk aversion
Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies