by Tom (STR)
Physician Foundation Report 11/18/08
The Physicians’ Foundation was founded in 2003 with settlement funds from a major lawsuit against Aetna (long story). Physicians Foundations
The PF issued a report this morning after reviewing 12,000 survey responses from practicing physicians.
The conclusions about medicine in general and primary care in particular in the U.S. are very grim.
Many physicians plan to retire early
Many physicians are looking for non-clinical jobs.
Many physicians plan to cut back on patient loads.
There is too much paperwork.
Some physicians want to cut back to part-time.
(There is another topic lurking here, but it is very sensitive, and will be covered in another post). See Health Care Think Tank