Medical Economics conducted its 85th annual Exclusive Continuing Study which collects responses from physicians (4,934 respondng) about their professional life.
The survey results showed that the majority of respondents feared the impact of declining reimbursements and that their professional frustrations were mostly tied to hassles associated with payers, prior authorizations, and government red tape. Specifically, 68 percent were concerned about fees and reimbursement; 56 percent about the burden of paperwork; 54 percent about health care reform; 43 percent about third-party interference; 39 percent about malpractice; 29 percent about physician shortages; 28 percent about electronic health records; and 17 percent about accountable care organizations.
So, let’s do some simple math, shall we? I’ll pick subtraction. Who the f$ck were the 32% not worried about fees or reimbursement? Or the 44% not concerned about paperwork? Or the 46% not bothered by the health care reform, or the 57% not perturbed about third-party interference and on and on. Who are these people?!?
What am I missing here?