Physicians frustrated by third-party interference

Physicians frustrated by third-party interference
Third-party interference is the most commonly cited key frustration for physicians, according to the results of a survey published in Physicians Practice.

(HealthDay)—Third-party interference is the most commonly cited key frustration for physicians, according to the results of a survey published in Physicians Practice.

In the Great American Physician Survey 2013, 1,100 physicians were surveyed about their frustrations with practicing medicine. Physicians were asked to choose one reason above all others for not becoming a physician.

The main cited was too much third-party interference, which was cited by more than one-third of , and was the most common response for partners/co-owners (41 percent), physicians employed by hospitals and other institutions (22 percent), and physicians employed in practices (35 percent). In addition, (12, 19, and 18 percent, respectively); professional or personal reward not aligning with expectations (13, 13, and 21 percent, respectively), and inadequate compensation (7, 16, and 12 percent, respectively) were commonly cited. Partners/co-owners cited declining ability to practice independently (19 percent) as a frustration, while physicians employed by hospitals and other institutions reported long hours as a key frustration more often than did those in other groups.

According to the report: "Too much third-party interference received the highest percentage of responses, with more than one-third of [the] 1,100 physician survey takers citing it as the main reason."

More information: More Information

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Profitability index checks financial health of practices

Jun 06, 2013

(HealthDay)—An overall downward trend in profitability has been identified based on a practice profitability index, developed to assess the financial health of U.S. physician practices, according to a report ...

Tablets more useful than smartphones for docs using EHRs

Jul 10, 2013

(HealthDay)—Although tablets are less often used by physicians than smartphones, they are more frequently used for accessing electronic health records (EHRs), and time spent on tablets is much higher, according ...

Recommended for you

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care (Update)

10 hours ago

President Barack Obama said Thursday 8 million Americans have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead ...

User comments

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

freethinking
2 / 5 (4) Jul 13, 2013
Only going to get worse under Obama care....