ACPE: Physician leadership growing, beneficial to system

A growing number of physicians pursue leadership positions, a trend that only will strengthen with the shift toward value-based care, according to a white paper from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).

The paper, titled “The Value of Physician Leadership,” argues that this development will have a positive effect on the healthcare system. ACPE points to the fact that despite physicians only accounting for about 5 percent of hospital leaders overall, 21 of the 29 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations that saved enough to generate a bonus were physician-led. Additionally, 10 of the 18 top hospitals according to the 2013 U.S. News and World Report rankings were physician-led, including all of the top five.

To read the full white paper, click here.