- •The number of urologists increased from 9305 to 9570, while the number of urology practices decreased from 3588 to 2861 between 2010 and 2016.
- •The proportion of urologists in a multispecialty groups increased from 17.1% in 2010 to 28.2%% in 2016, while those within solo practices declined from 26.2% in 2010 to 15.8% in 2016.
- •A higher proportion of patients at hospital-owned practices were treated with observation and surgery, while those at large single specialty practices were treated with radiation therapy.
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Funding: This study was supported by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality R01HS025707. Dr. Skolarus is supported by National Cancer Institute R37CA222885 and R01CA242559.
TWEET: Urology practices are consolidating quickly. The plurality of urologists moved to multispecialty groups by 2012.
Conflict of Interest: The authors report no conflicts of interest associated with the publication of this work.