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We must strive to expand access to care, not expand insurance. Health insurance plans & “coverage” are not the same as providing actual medical care.

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An active, engaged & educated patient is a better partner to help medical professionals deliver the best, individualized care.

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Care should always be individualized with decisions made by the patient and medical professional specifically for that patient.

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New National Doctors’ Poll from DPMA

What’s Really Wrong with Medicine, Who’s to Blame and What Will Fix It

Nine out of 10 doctors say medicine is on the wrong track, most think about quitting and find it hard to practice ethical medicine. They say government is most to blame for the mess, but  are quick to add neither Congress nor the President - can be trusted to fix things.

An overwhelming 9 of 10 doctors say that current changes make them think about quitting. Only 5% say that they are "re-energized" by changes in the medical system. These are all-time high numbers since the 1960's.

“The numbers of doctors who are ready to throw in the towel are stunning,” said Kathryn Serkes co-founder and Chair of DPMA and author of the survey, which concluded on May 26.  “These results are particularly enlightening about the shaky future of private practice –  it may go the way of Marcus Welby and the old country doc, “ said Serkes.  “Private practice doctors say they are an endangered species whose existence is threatened by poaching by corporate medicine, insurance and government,” said Serkes.  “This is a slow-motion medical disaster in the making.”

They survey includes 699 doctors,  23% Primary Care Providers (Internal Medicine, Family Practice),  10% General Surgery, 11% Hospital-based specialists and 56% Office-based specialists in active practice across  45 states.

View the survey here  or download the survey results PDF

 

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