80% Of Physicians Feel Over-Extended

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According to EHR Intelligence, “more than eight in ten physicians feel like they are over-extended or operating at full capacity when it comes to the number of patients they must see each day in order to keep revenue flowing.” In addition, “More than forty percent are even considering taking drastic steps to decrease their workload, including turning patients away, reducing their hours, or even fleeing clinical work all together.”

This may be one of the reasons many doctors are increasingly unhappy with their career choice.

Walker Ray, to the vice-president of the organization that conducted the study, states, “With more physicians retiring and an increasing number of doctors, particularly younger physicians, planning to switch in whole or in part to concierge medicine, we could see a limiting effect on physician supply and, ultimately, on the ability of the US healthcare system to properly care for millions of new patients.”

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