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Most physicians believe that social determinants matter to their patients’ health, but it’s not up to them to address those factors.
Now is the time to address patient issues that go beyond good medical care, including poverty and other social needs that impact health, doctors say.
A new survey finds most patients are satisfied with their primary care physicians, but don't have enough time with them.
Physicians spend large chunks of time bogged down handling uncompensated tasks like paperwork, but there are steps doctors can take to reduce that workload.
Many doctors today are experiencing burnout. From having to document patient care in the electronic health record to increased government oversight, 67 percent of physicians in Georgia, in particular, are somewhat pessimistic about the future of medicine--that’s compared with 63 percent of doctors nationally.
Just as millions of baby boomers will start to hit the Medicare rolls, the number of physicians available to treat them is expected to drop dramatically. According to a survey, nearly 50 percent of doctors intend to retire, reduce their hours or number of patients, or take on non-clinical roles in the coming years.
Just as airline company consolidation has been bad news for travelers, proposed health insurer mergers that will decrease competition are bad for healthcare, writes Joseph Valenti, M.D., in an opinion piece in Forbes.
Even though patients want a say in treatment decisions, most don't want to disagree with their doctor, according to a study published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine.