5 numbers keeping physicians up at night

Here are five key statistics that are concerning physicians this year:

60%: The percentage of physicians who said nonphysician ownership of practices results in a lower quality of patient care, according to a survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. 

60%: The percentage of employed physicians who were required to sign a noncompete agreement when starting their jobs, according to the same survey. 

9.2%: The amount by which the number of self-employed physicians declined between 2012 and 2022, according to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association shared with Becker's on July 12.

94 percent: The percentage of physicians who reported that prior authorization led to delays in patient care and has caused increased administrative burden, a March 29 survey from the American Hospital Association found. 

17,800 to 48,000: The expected primary care physician shortage in the U.S. by 2034, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.


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