Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 4, 2008
The vast majority of practicing physicians in America favor some form of healthcare reform, However, they have serious concerns about how a revamped healthcare system will be implemented and how it will affect their practice management, earning potential and career plans, according to a recent survey commissioned by Jackson & Coker.
The 26-question survey, entitled Jackson & Coker's 2008 Healthcare Professionals' Opinions on Presidential Health Plans was e-mailed during March to thousands of physicians and health professionals across the nation, with over 1,000 participants responding. The survey polled physicians in major medical specialties regarding their views concerning "Universal Health Care," the specific healthcare proposals touted by the three presidential candidates, and the best ways to implement changes to the current healthcare system.
Although practitioners spanned the gamut in terms of professional experience, 62% of physicians indicated that they have practiced medicine fifteen years or more. With such a seasoned perspective on issues related to healthcare delivery, these doctors--as well as younger providers--voiced strong opinions regarding their ability to practice quality medicine and earn a good living.
The survey responses pointed out what physicians perceived as both favorable and unfavorable features of any proposed Universal Health Care system.
Favorable aspects of Universal Health Care
Among survey respondents, there was a near-consensus concerning intended favorable consequences of healthcare reform: