• Red Tape Threatens to Degrade the Stature of the Medical Profession

  • Paper Published in Health Affairs to be Presented at the National Press Club on March 8, 2016

    Contact: Derek Klein 469-524-1635 - derek.klein@amnhealthcare.com

    IRVING, TEXAS - The medical profession is in danger of devolving from a higher calling to a mere occupation due to a growing burden of non-clinical duties undermining physician morale and diminishing the nature of the profession, according to a paper to be published in the March 2016 edition of Health Affairs by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm.

    Entitled, The Medical Profession’s Future: A Struggle Between Caring For Patients and Bottom-Line Pressures, the study will be released online and in print on March 7, 2016 at 4:00PM Eastern Time. Its conclusions are based largely on data derived from a 2014 survey of over 20,000 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins on behalf of The Physicians Foundation, a not-for-profit grant-making organization dedicated to advancing the work of practicing physicians. Merritt Hawkins is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS).

    The paper will be presented by its author, Phillip Miller, Merritt Hawkins Vice President of Communications, at a Health Affairs’ March issue briefing, to be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on March 8, beginning at 9:00AM Eastern Time.

    For additional information about the paper and Merritt Hawkins, access www.merritthawkins.com.

    About Merritt Hawkins and AMN Healthcare

    Merritt Hawkins is the largest physician search and consulting firm in the United States and is a division of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS), the largest health care staffing company in the nation and the innovator of healthcare workforce solutions.