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8 in 10 Doctors ‘Overextended’ or at ‘Full Capacity’
HealthLeaders Media

As the nation adjusts to Medicaid expansion, a graying demographic, and extended health insurance coverage for millions of Americans through the public exchanges, 81% of physicians say they’re either overextended or at full capacity, The Physicians Foundation survey shows.

While 19% of the 20,088 physicians surveyed said they would take on more patients, 44% said they would reduce the number of patients they see, either by reducing their workload, working part-time, retiring, or transitioning to non-clinical jobs.