8 statistics on physician practice volume — 80% say they're at capacity or over-extended

Laura Dyrda -  

Eighty percent of physicians say they are at capacity or over-extended, according to the 2016 Survey of America's Physicians.

Here are eight key findings from the report.

 

1. Percentage of physicians who feel they have the time necessary to provide the "highest standards of care": 14 percent

 

2. Physicians reporting external factors like third-party authorizations are detracting from the quality of care: 72 percent

 

3. Physicians who limit Medicare, including those who don't see Medicare patients at all: 27 percent

 

4. Physicians who plan to cut hours, retire, take non-clinical jobs, become concierge practices or otherwise limit patient access to their practice: 48 percent

 

5. Percentage of physicians who are at full capacity: 52.4 percent

 

6. Percentage of physicians who feel overextended or overworked: 28.2 percent

 

7. Physicians with compensation tied to quality, including patient satisfaction: 42.8 percent

 

8. Percentage of physicians 45 years or younger who plan to cut back on hours: 18.1 percent

 

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