Will YOUR doctor quit? Will you find it hard to find a doctor that accepts your insurance coverage?
Results of a survey taken of 699 physician respondents representing a cross-section of every specialty and cross-section of the entire United States by the Doctor Patient Medical Association reveals:
- 90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
- 83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
- 61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
- 85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
- 65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
- 57% give the AMA an “F”
- 72% say the PPACA individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
- 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
Many of these physicians feel that one of the hopeful ways that medicine can be changed for the betterment of medicine is by having greater patient involvement in his/her healthcare.
The physicians who responded to the survey, all came from solo or small practices. This speaks to the growing realization that:
- Private practice may not exist in as early as the next 10-20 years
- Patients will view their physicians as translators for information that they have read online or through other research
- Contact with physicians and examinations will be done in large healthcare facilities and hospitals
- Greater numbers of patients will be flocking to holistic or alternative care practitioners
It seems inevitable that after the shake-out of physicians that retire due to an inability to make a shift into a new healthcare model, medical care will be much more patient-centric.
This is assuming that the government allows this to occur!
What is your opinion?
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