According to findings from the “2014 Survey of America’s Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives,” the Physicians Foundation’s biennial survey of 20,000 U.S. doctors, more than 80 percent of physicians say they have reached their limit on how many patients they can see in a day. Most of these physicians say they plan to cut back on their services within the next three years by turning patients away or reducing their office hours. 56 percent of physicians also described their morale as negative and 81 percent report that they are over-extended or at full capacity. Physicians also cite the challenges of EMRs and the implementation of ICD-10 as reasons for their low morale. However, 71 percent of physicians said that they would still choose to be a physician if that had to do it over.
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