Doctor Patient Medical Association - medicine on wrong track,overwhelmingly blame the government

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    Jun 30, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    Call the doctors greedy if you want, say they are fear mongering if you want, but their input will be highly influential. I remain cautious about the election, but I'm starting to get the sense that Obama will be thrown out in a landslide.

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    http://www.dpmafoundation.org/physician-attitudes-on-medicine.html

    SURVEY RESPONDENTS

    * Doctors from 45 states responded, in addition to 130 who did not provide their geographical information.
    * Most are in solo or small group practice (81%) and office-based (89%) versus hospital-based (11%).
    * Most of the doctors are mid-career (77%) and have been in practice between 11 and 30 years.

    GENERAL CONCLUSIONS:

    1. Almost unanimous that medicine is on the wrong track, and overwhelmingly blame the government;
    2. Government-imposed solutions (PPACA, electronic health information) destined to fail;
    3. Highest numbers ever opting out of Medicare or refuse Medicaid;

    4. Vacuum in leadership in medical profession, feel abandoned by AMA & organized medicine;
    5. Corporate medicine (including hospital and insurance companies) is intentionally trying to destroy private practice;
    6. Doctors are pessimistic - failing financially & assume things will worsen;
    7. See doctors and patients as the solution - not government;
    8. Believe direct payment by patients will restore accountability & patient control;
    9. Restored autonomy, elimination of government involvement, increased patient responsibility and free market reforms are solutions.

    KEY FINDINGS

    * 90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
    * 83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
    * 61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
    * 85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
    * 65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
    * 72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
    * 49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
    * 74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely
    * 52% say they would rather treat some Medicaid/Medicare patient for FREE

    * 57% give the AMA a FAILING GRADE representing them
    * 1 out of 3 doctors is HESITANT to voice their opinion
    * 2 out of 3 say they are JUST SQUEAKING BY OR IN THE RED financially
    * 95% say private practice is losing out to CORPORATE MEDICINE
    * 80% say DOCTORS/MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS are most likely to help solve things
    * 70% say REDUCING GOVERNMENT would be single best fix.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    Woah, woah, woah

    This is a tea party group and in NO WAY represents a non-partisan group of doctors.
    There stated goal has been the repeal of healthcare reform.

    Again, also part of he tea party organization

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Doctor_Patient_Medical_Association
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:09 AM GMT
    Furthermore, the survey is extremely biased to small and private practices which now comprise only about 30-40% of health providers, with hospital associated physicians representing 60-70%...

    Despite this, only 11% of respondents were hospital providers..
    -That doesn't seem right, I wonder why...icon_rolleyes.gif

    But, I think that it was skewed that way for a reason ;) If you wanna get specific results, you hit a specific crowd.

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    There is no indication that the survey represented any bias, unless you consider hospital based physicians under-represented.

    Survey probably most relevant to patients who visit doctors in solo or small group practice and office based.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThere is no indication that the survey represented any bias, unless you consider hospital based physicians under-represented.


    Considering the amount of under-representation, I'm willing to bet there was some selection bias..and it was definitely in the way they wanted to skew it towards for their propaganda, being a part of the tea party movement.

    There is an obvious distinction in the view of the law in healthcare between private practice vs hospital practice.

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidThere is no indication that the survey represented any bias, unless you consider hospital based physicians under-represented.


    Considering the amount of under-representation, I'm willing to bet there was some selection bias..and it was definitely in the way they wanted to skew it towards for their propaganda, being a part of the tea party movement.

    There is an obvious distinction in the view of the law in healthcare between private practice vs hospital practice.

    Apparently so, and I think the doctors in private practice will get their point across via extensive ads and will impact voters significantly.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Jun 30, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    nanidesukedo said
    socalfitness saidThere is no indication that the survey represented any bias, unless you consider hospital based physicians under-represented.


    Considering the amount of under-representation, I'm willing to bet there was some selection bias..and it was definitely in the way they wanted to skew it towards for their propaganda, being a part of the tea party movement.

    There is an obvious distinction in the view of the law in healthcare between private practice vs hospital practice.

    Apparently so, and I think the doctors in private practice will get their point across via extensive ads and will impact voters significantly.


    Well, too bad they don't represent the majority of healthcare providers anymore...and don't provide the majority of healthcare either.

    Also, not all private practice providers are against it (Primary care docs are largely in favor of the law).

    Shame that the bitching and moaning of a minority of those who are only concerned about their own self interest is so loud.

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    Jun 30, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThere is no indication that the survey represented any bias, unless you consider hospital based physicians under-represented.

    Survey probably most relevant to patients who visit doctors in solo or small group practice and office based.







    Old man, There apparently isn't a far right Republican talkng point written, printed, said, yelled, sung, preached or lied about on Fox News, that you don't believe in 'Carte Blanche'. You wouldn't know Bias coming from your ILK if it stared you in the face because you only give your time and attention to your Ideology alone. We have all come to know this as being a fact where you are concerned, so on the fact that you posted this nonsense, its pretty well established that its biased in favor of your Ideology, because you don't know anything else. You are a partisan fanatic !!
  • GQjock

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    Jun 30, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    Doctor Patient Medical Association

    What kinda Karl Rovian Big Health Care Industry Propaganda Swill are you tryin to pass My Man?

    You do KNOW that there IS no such Assoc ... Correct?
    And when you scroll down and attempt ... and I do mean attempt because you really can't find out who is sponsoring this rag
    you find out that its being partnered with ... now get this CITIZENS COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM

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