Each year, Jackson Healthcare studies trends impacting physicians' careers and medical practices. We hope this information helps physicians make more informed, strategic decisions. And we hope these statistics help healthcare executives, industry thought leaders and media professionals better understand the attitudes, challenges and opportunities physicians face. This presentation shares highlights from our 2014 national survey of U.S. physicians.
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There were a number of interesting and statistically significant findings in our 2014 national survey of physicians.
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Be dissatisfied with their
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Physicians whose income DECREASED in the past year are more likely than those whose income increased to:
Be younger than 45
Be very satisfied with their
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Physicians whose income INCREASED in the past year are more likely than those whose income decreased to:
Satisfied physicians are more likely to:
• Be between 25 and 44 years of age
• Work 8 hours per day• Be employed & have never
worked in private practice• Have chosen employment
for lifestyle reasons• Have a greater number
of patients with private insurance
Dissatisfied physicians are more likely to:
• Be between 45 and 64 years of age
• Work more than 8 hours per day
• Own a solo practice• Say patients are delaying
treatments• Say they have lost patients
due to ACA roll-out
MDs using PAs
Use of physician assistants is on the rise.
prefer PAs prefer NPs
Physician preference is split between nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
of physicians say advanced practice professionals contribute to the productivity of their medical practice.
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high overhead reimbursement cuts administrative hassles
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Most physicians work between
9 — 12hours per day.
physicians reported being on call in 2012
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
reported takingcall in 2014 55%
% of physicians taking call
Most physicians (88%) take unrestricted call. Which means they carry a pager, but don’t have to stay on site.
of new patients wait two weeks or less to get an appointment.53%
0 20 40 60 80 100
% of physicians accepting new patients
Trends‘140 5 10 15 20 25
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high deductibles for patients
loss of patients
more patients with coverage
decline in reimbursements & denials
Physicians said the most prevalent effect of the Affordable Care Act roll-out has been:
Physician participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is on the rise.
Physicians in ACOs are more likely than those who are not to:
• Practice in the Midwest, New England and urban areas
• Be younger than 54 years of age
• Say their income has not changed since 2013
• Work more than 10 hours per day
• Utilize nurse practitioners and physician assistants
Physicians not in ACOs are more likely than those who are to:
• Practice in the Southeast and Mountain region
• Be older than 55 years of age• Say their income has
decreased since 2013• Say their practice is not at
full capacity• Not utilize nurse practitioners
and physician assistants
With only half of primary care physicians planning to participate in ACA exchanges and many not part of an ACO, how will this impact patients and physicians in the coming years?
What’s to become of the solo practice owner in the era of ACA?
Each year, Jackson Healthcare studies trends impacting the careers and medical practices of physicians in the U.S.
We hope our findings help physicians make informed, strategic decisions in their careers and practices.
About This Report
A total of 1,527 physicians completed this survey, which was conducted between April 18 and June 5, 2014. The error range for this survey was +/- 2.5 percent at a 95 percent confidence level.
Respondents to all surveys were self-selected and spanned all 50 states and medical/surgical specialties.
For more data, articles and reports, visit us online atjacksonhealthcare.com/physician-trends.