16,000 practices have closed this year; healthcare implosion

William F. House, MD Uncategorized

https://www.marketplace.org/2020/12/18/doctors-are-leaving-medicine-because-of-the-pandemic/Doctors Are Leaving Medicine Due to the Pandemic

16,000 fewer practices in America right now due to the challenges this year and one quarter of surveyed physicians stating they will go into early retirement. I’ve personally seen a number of colleagues leave medicine this year. Burnout is here and the implosion of US healthcare is upon us. What will you do when your access is gone? There’s simply not enough support from the government, insurers or communities to make medicine sustainable any longer. This is affecting practices both large and small. At Eventide we fight and work harder than most can imagine to keep our doors open. Our hope, prayer and intention is to keep doing so as long as we can.