CNN reports on the results of an interesting survey of primary care doctors which found that nearly 50% of them are looking to quit or reduce hours. Many of the reasons cited dealt with too much red tape surrounding insurance and government.
Obviously an interesting statistic given my recent departure.
The breakdown is as follows (PDF):
- 11%, or more than 35,000 doctors nationwide, said they plan to retire
- 13% said they plan to seek a job in a non-clinical healthcare setting, which would remove them from active patient care
- 20% said they will cut back on patients seen
- 10% said they will work part-time