Insights for physicians to lead the future of healthcare

Many challenges profoundly impact the ability of physicians to provide adequate time and high-quality care to their patients. It is essential that all healthcare stakeholders and policy makers have access to relevant and comprehensive quantitative data to inform effective policy formulation – particularly data on the actual lived experiences of physicians today.

The Physicians Foundation conducts original research to support this effort, including its Biennial Physicians Survey – one of the largest studies of physicians fielded in the United States. The Foundation also commissions other types of intellectual property such as white papers on timely topics of high relevance.

Physician and patient surveys

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

View all biennial physician surveys and patient surveys.

Physician resources

Click to view resources from organizations that are engaged in the key trends impacting physicians, their patients and the future of healthcare in America.

The Physicians Foundation Center for the Study of Physician Practice and Leadership at Weill Cornell Medicine (CPPL)

The Physicians Foundation Center for the Study of Physician Practice and Leadership at Weill Cornell Medicine (CPPL) is embarking on an initial five-year initiative to document challenges facing physicians in medical practice and define practice models that help physicians to provide high-quality and high-value care to patients. Read more.

  • 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. That time is crucial to many...

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  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Readiness – Helpful Resources Don’t know where to start? The Physicians Foundation recommends learning the basics using resources and tools from several of the Foundation’s State Medical Societies, the American Medical...

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  • 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 combination of these factors leaves a...

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  • A new report developed by Jon Chilingerian, Ph.D., in coordination with Brandeis University and supported by the Physicians Foundation, examined the benefits of advanced physician leadership training that were unearthed after a two-day conference hosted by the University in the...

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  • 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...

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  • ICD10Charts.com is a free resource for physicians practices navigating the transition to ICD-10. Visit www.icd10charts.com for more information. 

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  • The Physicians Foundation “Medicare Watch List” Report examines the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), enacted after the elimination of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. This new report analyzes how physicians may be...

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  • The Physicians Foundation released a new report, titled “The Medicare Program: An Instrument for Change.” The report examines the Medicare program as a recent “instrument” of systemic reform, and considers the associated implications for physicians and the broader healthcare system....

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