One-third of docs to leave medicine

A third (34 percent) of physicians say they will leave medicine in the next 10 years, according to a survey from staffing company Jackson Healthcare released Wednesday. The biggest reason physicians are leaving in droves are medical malpractice and overhead costs, found the survey, which was conducted before the Supreme Court ruling.

Fifty-seven percent of oncologists and hematologists said they will retire by 2022, as well as 49 percent of general surgeons, 49 percent of ear, nose and throat specialists, 45 percent of cardiologists and 42 percent of urologists. Report (.pdf)