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Monday, May 19, 2014

NYC DOCTORS, PATIENTS DISSATISFIED WITH CHANGING HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

As part of my work for The Physicians Foundation, I attended two focus groups in New York City. Interestingly, the reactions of New York doctors and patients to our changing health care system are quite similar to what TMA surveys are finding here in Texas. Physicians are going into hospital and corporate settings expecting less red tape and the ability to spend more time with their patients. However, they are finding the red tape is heavier and they have less time to spend per patient. Patients said they are experiencing longer waiting times and now have to go to multiple offices for tests, when in the past, tests were typically available in one office or office building.

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