Survey of US Physicians On Health Care Reform And The Future of Medicine

Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians

Survey Summary

Based on the results of the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians, most U.S. physicians are concerned about the future of the profession and consider many changes in the market to be a threat. Most believe that…

• The performance of the U.S. health care system is
suboptimal, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a
good start to addressing issues of access and cost.

• The future of the medical profession may be in jeopardy
as it loses clinical autonomy and compensation.

• Satisfaction with the profession is driven by patient

• Medical liability (malpractice) reform is a major concern
to physicians.

• Health insurance exchanges (HIXs) are unlikely to be ready
for enrollment by the 2013 deadline.

• Physicians are likely to increasingly compete with mid-level
professionals in primary care.

• Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements may be
problematic, prompting many physicians to limit or
close their practices to these enrollees.

• Physician-hospital integration expected to increase.

• Integrating comparative effectiveness research (CER) into
clinical practices may require detailed communication of
study methods and tailored results; increased access to
clinical decision-support tools in electronic health records
(EHRs); and financial incentives for adoption.

• Clinical decision-support information technologies
that reduce unnecessary services and increase clinician
adherence to evidence-based practices are of interest to

• EHRs adoption by physicians expected to increase.

• Connectivity with consumers (patients) using online or
mobile technologies and personal health records expected
to become increasingly important to physicians.

• Incentives to address consumers’ unhealthy lifestyles
should be carefully designed to avoid unintended
consequences of non-adherence by the most vulnerable
consumer (patient) populations.

Download Full Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians

Paul H. Keckley, PhD
Executive Director
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Deloitte LLP

Sheryl Coughlin, PhD, MHA
Head of Research
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Deloitte LLP

Elizabeth L. Stanley, MPH
Research Manager
Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Deloitte LLP

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