Healthcare Industry Trends Affecting Physicians and Their Practices


The Physicians Foundation researches and maps the key trends and changes facing physician and their practices in order to help them deliver quality care to their patients. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, the Foundation is finding that many physicians feel immense pressure to leave their current practice setting and either move into larger groups or to become employed by hospital systems. These types of trends are critical to understand as shifts in employment settings and practice trends will play a substantial role in shaping the future of healthcare delivery in America.


Research and Analysis of Physician Practice Trends


A core pillar of the Foundation is to identify and explore macro physician practice trends, forecast the changes and deliver analyses to help guide physicians toward a sustainable future for themselves and the healthcare industry as a whole.

Results of a national survey released in 2009 by the Physicians Foundation illustrated widespread frustration among primary care physicians nationwide over the state of their medical practices – and underscored their concerns regarding an escalating shortage of primary care physicians.  The survey examined the causes and trends behind the doctors’ dissatisfaction, how the state of their practices is shifting...

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