Taking the pulse on how physicians and patients feel

Two core biennial studies help the Physicians Foundation continuously take the pulse on how physicians and their patients feel about the health care system as it continues to evolve. Review current and past results to better understand the real impact of health care reform and systemic changes.

The Physicians Foundation 2019 Patient Survey

October 22, 2019
The 2019 Survey of America’s Patients reveals the biggest hurdles facing Americans today in our country’s expensive and hard to navigate health care system. One year out from the 2020 presidential election, the survey finds that health care costs weigh heavily on Americans’ minds and that current presidential candidates are unclear about what patients want.

The Physicians Foundation 2018 Physician Survey

September 18, 2018
The survey of nearly 9,000 U.S. physicians across the country examines the impact of poverty on health care outcomes, practice patterns, career plans, how physicians are responding to the opioid crisis and perspectives of today’s physicians.

The Physicians Foundation 2017 Patient Survey

October 4, 2017
A new patient survey of more than 1,700 U.S. adults found that 95 percent are currently satisfied with their primary care physician, but only 11 percent feel they have enough time with their physicians.

The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey

September 21, 2016
A survey of more than 17,000 U.S. physicians found that they continue to struggle to maintain morale levels, adapt to changing delivery and payment models, and provide patients with reasonable access to care.

The Physicians Foundation 2016 Patient Survey

May 17, 2016
A new patient survey, released by the Physicians Foundation in May 2016, found that nine out of 10 U.S. adults report high levels of satisfaction with their primary care physician. However, patients cite increasing concern and frustration with their ability.

2014 Survey of American Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives

September 16, 2014
Every two years, the Physicians Foundation conducts a national survey of physicians to provide policy makers, health care influencers, media and other stakeholders insights into the state of the medical profession and the most pressing challenges facing the U.S. health care system.

2012 Consumer Survey

October 17, 2012
New Survey Finds Nearly 80 Percent of U.S. Patients “Extremely or Very Satisfied” With Primary Care Physician Visit

2012 Survey of America’s Physicians

September 21, 2012
The Physicians Foundation conducted one of the largest physician surveys ever undertaken in the U.S. to provide doctors with a clear voice on the most pressing issues facing our nation regarding the delivery of health care. The survey examines physician morale, practice patterns, patient accessibility and career plans.