Most physicians are interested in knowing something about group practice. For those doctors who would like to find out how and why groups organize, the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Service and the American Association of Medical Clinics have prepared a second report of their joint survey of group practice which began in 1954. In this issue of The Journal, starting on page 1338, is a factual study of 103 group practice organizations that is designed not only to be of general interest but to assist physicians considering group practice. It is also intended to supply information to those already in group practice who would like to review such practice as it is being done elsewhere.
For the purposes of this particular joint survey, a group consists of four or more physicians working together in collaborative practice for more than three years, and in which practice income is pooled