34% of physicians say they plan to leave medicine over the next decade due to low compensation and the hassles of healthcare reform. The survey, conducted by Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare, showed responses of 2,218 physicians and also found that 16% of the respondents said they will or are strongly considering retiring, leaving medicine, or going part-time in 2012.
Of the physicians who stated they planned to leave or retire:
- 56% cited economic factors
- 51% cited health reform
- 55% were under the age of 55