1 in 2 Physicians Demoralized, Dissatisfied
HealthLeaders Media News | Sept. 21, 2016
Medical doctors are largely overwhelmed by their work and disengaged from key healthcare reform measures such as value-based payments, accountable care organizations, and electronic health records, survey data shows.
Half of physicians are disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back work hours, or seek non-clinical roles, according to a new nationwide survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation.
"Many physicians are dissatisfied with the current state of the medical practice environment and they are opting out of traditional patient care roles," said Walker Ray, MD, president of The Physician Foundation, in remarks accompanying the survey.
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