The statistics from the Physicians Foundation survey found that of the 8,700 doctors queried, fewer than half say they are satisfied with their jobs. By contrast, 79 percent of American workers give their jobs a thumbs-up. In other words, that’s a big thumbs-down from doctors.
It’s time for a change.
Oh, you want more? Ok, here you go:
- More than three in four doctors feel burned out.
- Eighty percent are overworked and overextended, meaning they have little time to take on more patients.
- Nearly two-thirds are pessimistic about the future of the medical profession.
- Forty-six percent of those surveyed by the Physicians Foundation plan to change career paths.
- Seventeen percent say that they’re retiring
- 12 percent want to find a job where they don’t have to deal with patients.
- Almost half say they wouldn’t recommend medicine as a career to their children.
Given this information you have to wonder why the idiot pundits still think that Direct Primary Care will exacerbate the physician shortage. Really? Do they not think that the shortage has anything to do with the system they are in now?