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The Physicians Foundation

empowers physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient health care.

As the U.S. health care system continuously evolves, we are steadfast in strengthening the physician-patient relationship, supporting medical practices’ sustainability and helping physicians navigate the changing health care system.


America’s Health

Stories from Physicians on The Frontline

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Physicians are the foundation of our health care system and the gatekeepers for high-quality, cost-efficient care. In fact, The Physician Foundation’s 2019 Survey of America’s Patients found 91% of respondents believe physicians should have the ability to influence the health care system…

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Physician burnout has devastating effects on the access, quality and cost of our country’s health care. In The Physician’s Foundation’s 2020 Survey of America’s Physicians, 58% of physicians reported often having feelings of burnout—compared to 40% in 2018…

Physicians have long experienced the impact of social and environmental conditions, known as social determinants of health (SDOH), on patient health, care outcomes, costs, physician burden and the physician-patient relationship. Indeed, in The Physicians Foundation’s 2020 Survey of America’s Physicians, 73% of physicians indicate that SDOH, such as access to healthy food and safe housing will drive demand of healthcare services in 2021…

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