Thursday, March 28, 2013

Medscape: Most Physicians Concerned About Future of Profession

Marcia Frellick, March 28, 2013

Nearly 6 in 10 physicians in a Deloitte Center for Health Solutions survey said they are concerned about the future of medicine, pointing to declining clinical autonomy and income.

Pessimism among physicians resulted in nearly 75% agreeing that "the best and brightest" may avoid a career in medicine. That number increased from 69% the year before.

Still, 7 in 10 physicians reported they were satisfied with their careers. The most satisfied groups were the nonsurgical specialists (67%) and physicians aged 25 to 39 (80%). Primary care physicians were the least satisfied division, at 59%.

Read the rest at Medscape.

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