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5 Stats Show Today’s Practice Challenges for the Independent Physician

EHR data entry, lack of time, and low morale are just a few of today’s practice challenges for independent physicians. We offer the following five stats to provide perspective.

37%

Percentage of time spent by physicians on administrative tasks such as EHR data entry while seeing patients, according to the American Medical Association.
Source: Medical Economics

80%

Percentage of physicians who report being overextended or at capacity, with no time to see additional patients.
Source: The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey

54%

Percentage of physicians who rate their morale as somewhat or very negative, with 49% saying they are either often or always feeling burnt out.
Source: The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey

61% vs 69%

Percentage of physicians saying they would choose medicine again in 2016 vs 2011.
Source: Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016

25% vs. 50%

Percentage of physicians who would choose their current practice setting in 2016 vs 2011.
Source: Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016

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