From the Wall Street Journal Health Blog:
Doctors sure seem unhappy these days. Just take a look at the downbeat results from a survey out from the Physicians’ Foundation.
Here are some of the bracing findings from 11,950 primary care docs and specialists who responded to the survey:
94% said the time they’ve devote to non-clinical paperwork in the past three years has increased. 63% said the paperwork has meant they spend less time per patient.
82% said their practices would be “unsustainable” if proposed Medicare pay cuts were made.
78% believe there is a shortage of primary care docs in the U.S.
49% said that over the next three years they plan to reduce the number of patients they see or stop practicing entirely.