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At Why This Is The Hardest Of Times To Be A Physician In America - Forbes, August 2015 they say,
"In their twenties, most physicians choose health care as a career for altruistic reasons. They dedicate years to arduous training, making personal and financial sacrifices to serve, heal and otherwise help others."

The Fee-For-Service System Corrupts Medical Practice.

A majority of practicing physicians today get paid based only on the number and complexity of services delivered, through a fee-for-service reimbursement scheme that fails to recognize the whole of what they do for their patients.

At Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ, August 2014, they say,
"In a 2008 survey of 12,000 physicians, only 6% described their morale as positive. Eighty-four percent said that their incomes were constant or decreasing. Most said they didn't have enough time to spend with patients because of paperwork, and nearly half said they planned to reduce the number of patients they would see in the next three years or stop practicing altogether."

A Family Doctor Looks to Retire, but Finds No One to Take Over - The New York Times
The share of solo practices among members of the American Academy of Family Physicians fell to 18 percent by 2008 from 44 percent in 1986.

last updated 14 August 2016