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Docs stress over health care reform

2. The report reveals that many physicians feel left out of health-care reform discussions by legislators.

"Physicians...(fear)...losing their traditional role as keepers of their professional ethic...,"according to the report. "These trends are leading to a growing number of physicians making the transition from private independent practice to being employed."

3. The report provides some actions that may ease physician anxieties-"Creating a Vermont Practitioners' Resource Center, which will help physicians identify problems such as reimbursement for physician and staff time spent on administrative activities, professional isolation, falling job satisfaction, future recruitment of new peers, and acquisition of leadership skills," according to the report. The report also encouraged "convening the Vermont Partnership for Value and Science-driven Health Care to analyze, evaluate and make recommendations about health care utilization, costs, safety, and quality."

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