- Sixty percent would not recommend medicine as a career
- Nearly half of them are going to cut back or quit medicine entirely
- Seventy-eight percent of those who answered believe there is a shortage of primary care doctors.
- More than 90 percent said the time they devote to non-clinical paperwork has increased in the last three years and 63 percent said this has caused them to spend less time with each patient.
- Eleven percent said they plan to retire
- Thirteen percent said they plan to seek a job that removes them from active patient care.
- Twenty percent said they will cut back on patients seen
- Ten percent plan to move to part-time work.
- Seventy six percent of physicians said they are working at "full capacity" or "overextended and overworked".
Primary care is the engine that runs the healthcare system in this country. No plan will ever work unless we make this specialty more palatable. Case closed.