The 2016 Survey of America’s Physicians Practice Patterns & Perspectives, a biennial survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation and conducted by Merritt Hawkins, looked at 17,236 physicians responses and found that:
- Almost half (47.8%) of physicians surveyed are considering a change in how they practice medicine within the next 1-3 years, including cutting back on hours, retiring, switching to cash/concierge practice, working locum tenens, seeking a nonclinical health care job, seeking employment, or working part time.
- Only 14% [of respondents] said that they have all the time that they need to provide the highest standards of care; 86% said that their time was either always limited, often limited, or sometimes limited,
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