Table 4: Selected Practice Characteristics of Active AAFP Members

Selected Practice Characteristics of Active AAFP Members (as of December 31, 2017)

Which of the following best describes your employment/professional situation?
Full-time (at least 35 hours/week) Percent: 88%
Part-time Percent: 11%
Fully retired Percent: <1%
Not in the workforce for other reasons Percent: 1%
Average percent of time spent in various tasks
   : Clinical practice/patient care and related tasksMean: 83%Median: 90.0%
   : Administration or managerial tasks (not directly related to patient care)Mean: 11%Median: 5%
   : ResearchMean: 1%Median: 0%
   : TeachingMean: 5%Median: 0%
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   : Which of the following best describes your role in the ownership of your primary clinical practice?
You are the sole owner of your practice Percent: 11%
You are a partial owner or shareholder in your practice Percent: 15%
You have no offical ownership stake in your practice (100% employed) Percent: 71%
Not applicable/not in clinical practice Percent: 3%
Who is your primary employer?
You (self-employed, majority practice owner, independent contractor, etc.) Percent: 18%
Physicians group (single- or multi-specialty) Percent: 21%
University-owned (public or private) clinic or hospital Percent: 8%
Private for-profit hospital or health system Percent: 8%
Private non-profit hospital or health system Percent: 29%
Managed care organization or insurance company Percent: 2%
Federal, state, or local government, community board, etc. (not including universities) Percent: 11%
Locum tenens group/staffing organization Percent: 1%
Other Percent: 3%
If you see patients, indicate your primary patient care location
Office or clinic: privately-owned medical practice (including private hospital-owned office and clinics) Percent: 47%
Office or clinic: Federally-qualified community health center Percent: 10%
Office or clinic: other clinic (including non-profit or public hospital-owned offices and clinics) Percent: 28%
Total Office or Clinic Percent: 85%
Hospital (not emergency department) Percent: 4%
Hospital emergency department Percent: 3%
Urgent care facility Percent: 4%
Institutional residential facility Percent: 2%
You do not see patients in your primary setting Percent: 1%
Other Percent: 2%
Please indicate all specialties of physicians working at your primary location, including yourself (Base for percentages: 32,531)
Family medicine Percent: 96%
General internal medicine Percent: 29%
Other specialties Percent: 21%
Pediatrics Percent: 16%
Obstetrics/gynecology Percent: 11%
Emergency medicine Percent: 23%

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians Member Census, December 31, 2017