• Table 4: Selected Practice Characteristics of Active AAFP Members

    Selected Practice Characteristics of Active AAFP Members (as of December 31, 2018)

    Which of the following best describes your employment/professional situation?
        PERCENT
    Full-time (at least 35 hours/week)   88%
    Part-time   11%
    Fully retired   <1%
    Not in the workforce for other reasons   1%
         
         
    Average percent of time spent in various tasks
       
    MEAN MEDIAN
    Clinical practice/patient care and related tasks 83% 90.0%
    Administration or managerial tasks (not directly related to patient care) 11% 5%
    Research 1% 0%
    Teaching 5% 0%
         
    Which of the following best describes your role in the ownership of your primary clinical practice?
        PERCENT
    You are the sole owner of your practice   11%
    You are a partial owner or shareholder in your practice   15%
    You have no official ownership stake in your practice (100% employed)   71%
    Not applicable/not in clinical practice   3%
         
    Who is your primary employer?
        PERCENT
    You (self-employed, majority practice owner, independent contractor, etc.)   17%
    Physicians group (single- or multi-specialty)   21%
    University-owned (public or private) clinic or hospital   8%
    Private for-profit hospital or health system   8%
    Private non-profit hospital or health system   29%
    Managed care organization or insurance company   2%
    Federal, state, or local government, community board, etc. (not including universities)   11%
    Locum tenens group/staffing organization   1%
    Other   3%
         
         
    If you see patients, indicate your primary patient care location
        PERCENT
    Office or clinic: privately-owned medical practice (including private hospital-owned office and clinics)   46%
    Office or clinic: Federally-qualified community health center   10%
    Office or clinic: other clinic (including non-profit or public hospital-owned offices and clinics)   0%
    Total Office or Clinic   84%
    Hospital (not emergency department)   4%
    Hospital emergency department   3%
    Urgent care facility   4%
    Institutional residential facility   2%
    You do not see patients in your primary setting   1%
    Other   2%
         
         
    Please indicate all specialties of physicians working at your primary location, including yourself (Base for percentages: 32,531)
        PERCENT
    Family medicine   98%
    General internal medicine   30%
    Other specialties   22%
    Pediatrics   16%
    Obstetrics/gynecology   12%
    Emergency medicine   24%
     

    Source: American Academy of Family Physicians Member Census, December 31, 2018