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Poll finds doctors dislike the health care system

The number of physicians who report being discontented with the national health care system is at an all time high, a recent poll reports. In a survey by Strategic Health Perspective, 83% of respondents reported that they detest the health care system, compared to 51% in 1984 and 67% in 1997.

The poll also found that 72% of physicians said fundamental changes are needed in the health care system and 11% said the system needs a complete overhaul.

Only 10% of physicians said they believe managed care has been successful in improving the quality of care, compared with 43% of the public and 86% of health plan respondents.