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Healthcare Reform Pace is Dizzying, but Unavoidable

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, August 1, 2012

Perhaps the doctors who told the Jackson survey they wanted to quit were acting out of anger, frustration, and fear about the pace of change in healthcare and how it will impact the profession they love. Their concerns are understandable. Everyone fears change, especially when we perceive we have little control over it.

Similar concerns and anxieties have been raised by millions of displaced workers in the United States, most of whom don't have anywhere near the job prospects of physicians. Of course, most of these displaced workers can't afford to contemplate retirement either.

It will be interesting to see how many of these physicians who now say they want out of the profession actually make good on their vow.


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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1 comments on "Healthcare Reform Pace is Dizzying, but Unavoidable"


Satish Nayak (8/6/2012 at 10:05 AM)
Doctors are not leaving their professions due to reimbursement problems only . It is also did to frustration caused by healthcare administrators who in their eagerness to save dollars so they can get huge bonuses,interfering in their management of patients . These people look at numbers only sitting in their palaces without getting real input from the doctors who are at the patients bedside. It will be a great day when doctors take charge of managing their professions and get rid of these parasites who are doing so now !