More Than One Third of Physicians Likely to Leave Practices in Near Future

More than one third — 34 percent — of physicians say they are "very" or "somewhat" likely to leave their practice or group in the near future, according to the Wolters Kluwer Health 2013 Physician Outlook Survey.

The following are the top reasons physicians gave for potentially leaving their practices:

•    Hard to make the practice profitable: 29 percent
•    Time to retire: 25 percent
•    The field is no longer rewarding: 15 percent
•    Healthcare reform: 11 percent
•    Not enough time to spend with patients: 10 percent

The survey includes responses from more than 300 practicing physicians.

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