Majority of Americans have high praise for their providers, survey finds

Over 80 percent of Americans have high praise for their providers, even as reported rates of physician burnout and other frustrations continue to rise, according to a new poll from Pew Research.

Of Americans who have seen a healthcare provider in the last year, 87 percent say they felt they were carefully listened to while 84 percent said they felt that their physician truly cared about their health and well being. Only 23 percent of patients reported feeling rushed and only 15 said they were confused about the instructions they received for treatments or at-home care.

This high satisfaction rate comes as recent studies have found that physician burnout is on the rise thanks to long work hours and rising administrative burdens. This survey was conducted between May 10 and June 6, 2016.  

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