Year: 2000 Source: Journal of Community Health, v.25, no.6, (December 2000), p.455-472 SIEC No: 20020718

This study was designed to investigate physicians’ perception of changes in the US health care system impacting academic medicine, quality of care, patient referrals, cost, ethical & sociopolitical aspects of medicine. 92% believed that learning to work in a managed care environment should be essential in medical education. They perceived current changes to impair their autonomy & restrain their freedom to provide optimal care. 92% believed that organized medicine should take a stand on social issues that affect well-being. 34% endorsed legalized physician assisted suicide. There were no gender differences but some differences between generalists & specialists. (40 refs.)