group practice without walls

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group practice without walls (GPWW)

a medical practice formed to share economic risk, expenses, and marketing efforts. Physicians retain separate offices and finances. Often a central site is established to house administrative services and some or all ancillary services.

group prac·tice with·out walls

(GPWW) (grūp prak'tis with-owt' wawlz)
A physicians' consortium, in which several practices merge with the intention of providing consulting to each other and to share expenses, but not within the same premises.
Compare: group practice
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