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 healthcare system as it continues to evolve. Review current and past results to better understand the real impact of healthcare reform and systemic changes.


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 healthcare 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, healthcare influencers, media and other stakeholders insights into the state of the medical profession and the most pressing challenges facing the U.S. healthcare 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 healthcare. The survey examines physician morale, practice patterns, patient accessibility and career plans.