Frontline of the healthcare report 2018:

The Shifting US healthcare Landscape by the Numbers

More than 60% of the physicians say it will be more difficult to deliver high quality care in the next two years, citing complex regulations, an increasing administrative burden and frustation associated with electronic medical records.

More than 70% of the physicians prefer a fee-for-service model, even though they recognize that it is more expensive. Physicians are not yet convinced value-based models improve clinical outcomes.

Physicians-led practices hold lessons for all providers: Their physicians give them a higher Net Promoter Score as a place to work (36%), feel inspired by the organization's mission (80%) and feel sufficently engaged in decision's about strategic direction(83%).

All physicians, in both management-led and physician-led organizations have a higher Net Promoting Score when they are actively engaged in organizational decision making (47%), compared with those who are neutral (-14%), or disengaged (-61%).

More than 80% of the surgeons and procurement officers say they work in collaborative partnerships to purchase medical equipment, and surgeons are widely supportive of this arrangment.

A key role of Pharmacy benifits managers is controlling drug costs, but fewer than 20% of physicians believe PBMs have a positive impact on either quality of care or drug costs.

Seventy percent of non-surgical physicians believe payer restrictions limit their prescribing desicions, and 59% believe these restrictions decrease their ability to deliver high quality care-both up slightly since 2015.

Non-surgical physicians rank continuing medical education and conferences as the most important information source. reliance on pharma sales representatives contimnues to decline and now ranks no.5 in importance, down from no.3 in 2011.