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Survey: Greatest Challenges Facing Physicians by Specialty

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Physicians across the country are most concerned about the lack of balance between their work and personal life, according to a recent survey conducted by Epocrates, maker of point-of-care medical software.

The second biggest challenge concerning all physicians is uncertainty about future government regulations, according to the survey. The survey also broke down the top challenges by specialty, which were identified as follows:

•    Primary care: lower reimbursements
•    Psychiatrists: lack of balance between work and personal life
•    Cardiologists: uncertain about the future government regulations
•    Oncologists: lack of balance between work and personal life

The survey includes responses from 2,743 primary care physicians, cardiologists, oncologists and psychiatrists.

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