Rather than Deal With Health-Care Reform, Doctors Mull Early Retirement

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    American doctors are increasingly concerned about changes already implemented or coming to the health-care system, and some are opting to retire sooner than planned.

    Deloitte’s 2013 survey of U.S. physicians found 57% doctors view changes in the industry under the Affordable Care Act as a threat, and six in 10 physicians report it’s likely that many will retire earlier than planned in the next two to three years. This trend could cause more widespread issues in the health-care system that is already coping with doctor and nurse shortages in some areas of the country.

    The survey found these numbers to be fairly uniform among all doctors regardless of age, gender or medical specialty.

    Fifty-seven percent also say the practice of medicine is in jeopardy, because the “best and brightest” may not consider a career in medicine under new requirements of the reform.

    Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal...-doctors-mull-early-retirement/#ixzz2OoiVvAYM

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