- Negotiated rates are main reason for doctors wanting to switch professions -
FLEMINGTON, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 929 physicians revealed that 30% of doctors in the U.S. would choose a different profession if they could start over today. Physicians between the ages of 35-64 were the most likely to choose a different profession.
The study was conducted by HCD Research during April 10-12, to obtain physicians' perceptions of health care reform and their choice of professions. To view detailed results go to: www.mediacurves.com.
Physicians cited negotiated rates and malpractice suits as their top two reasons for switching professions.
Among the findings:
"If you were to choose your profession again today, would you still choose to be a doctor?"
Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Total 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Yes 70% 100% 68% 70% 68% 90% No 30% 0% 32% 30% 32% 10%
"What factors contributed to this decision? Select all that apply."
Ages Ages Ages Ages Ages Total 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ Malpractice/ law suits 70% - 70% 69% 71% 80% Negotiated rates 72% - 72% 72% 72% 80% Cannot cover costs 64% - 60% 63% 67% 60% Other 47% - 54% 48% 39% 60%
The Media Curves web site provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans' perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.
HCD Research is a communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ. The company's services include traditional and web-based communications research. For additional information on HCD Research, access the company's web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393.
|SOURCE HCD Research, Inc.|
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