Trendspotter: Physicians Need Relief From Administrative Burdens

Physicians in general - and primary-care doctors in particular - are caught between the high aspirations of healthcare reform and the daunting realities of daily practice. This contradiction arises from the fact that, while physicians are expected to improve quality and prepare themselves for new reimbursement methods, many doctors feel like hamsters on a treadmill because the basic facts of practice life haven’t changed.