The doctor will not be inand it's going to bea problem.

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A nationwide survey of U.S. physicians shows 34 percent say theywill quit practicing medicine in the next decade, blaming healthcare reform and economic woes.

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Their reasons for ditching medicine were split: 56 percent citedeconomic factors—medical malpractice and overhead costs—forretiring or leaving medicine in 2012, while 51 percent cited healthreform as their reason for leaving.

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This year alone, 16 percent of physicians are going part-time,retiring or leaving medicine—or at least considering it, accordingto the survey conducted by Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation'slargest health care staffing companies.

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“Physicians are retiring in large numbers just as baby boomersare starting to turn 65,” says Richard Jackson, chairman and CEO ofJackson Healthcare. “That creates a real health care accessproblem. Many are demoralized and weighing their options.”

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Doctor associations have been quick to voice their opposition tohealth reform. For the most part, doctors say the PPACA will havelittle impact on patients' access to medical care and only createbureaucratic hoops.

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According to the Jackson Healthcare survey, specialists showingthe greatest inclination to leave the profession in the next decadeare: oncologists and hematologists (57 percent); ear/nose/throatspecialist (49 percent); general surgeons (49 percent);cardiologists (45 percent); and urologists (42 percent).

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“For doctors, there is little reward in this era of high costs,high regulation,” Jackson says. “The future of medicine is not whatit used to be.”

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The survey of 2,218 doctors was conducted in April, before theU.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding much of the Affordable CareAct.

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