Report: 36% of Physicians Plan to Leave Medicine Within 10 Years

Thirty-six percent of physicians plan to retire or leave medical practice in the next 10 years, according to a survey conducted by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare staffing company.


For the survey, 3,456 physicians were polled between March 7 and April 1, 2013.


The reasons cited for wanting to leave or retire, according to the survey, were:


  • Feeling burned out — 60 percent cited this as one of the reasons.
  • Not wanting to practice in an era of healthcare reform — 58 percent cited this as one of the reasons.
  • Economic factors such as malpractice insurance, overhead, using EMRs, etc. — 50 percent cited this as one of the reasons.


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