Business entity selection: Why it matters to healthcare practitioners part III - Nonprofits, ethics, practice implications, and conclusions

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The Bureau of Labor statistics indicates only a 50% four-year survivability rate among businesses classified as "education and health services." Gaining knowledge of IRS business entities can result in cost savings, operational efficiency, reduced liability, and enhanced sustainability. Each entity has unique disadvantages, depending on size, diversity of ownership, desire to expand, and profitability. Business structures should be compatible with organizational mission or vision statements, services and products, and professional codes of ethics. Healthcare reform will require greater business acumen. We have an ethical duty to disseminate and acquire the knowledge to properly establish and manage healthcare practices to ensure sustainable services that protect and serve the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Practice Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • Business entities
  • Business ethics
  • Corporations
  • IRS
  • Liability protection
  • Limited liability companies
  • Partnerships
  • Practice and risk management
  • Professional entities
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Taxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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