450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’
July 30, 2009 – America’s front-line family doctors want you to know what they think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits that could be realized from a system built on primary care.
Many of the providers featured in the video express anger toward a system that limits the time they can spend with patients and rewards them for the quantity — not quality — of the care they provide.
“I spend 40 percent of my time away from my patients doing paperwork and getting prior authorizations,” said Jim King, MD, a family physician in Selmer, Tenn. “We need to start taking the barriers that are between me and my patients away.”
Contact: Amanda Holt
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5223