Health care reform law moves near top of urologists' concerns

December 1, 2010

Health care reform moved close to the top of urologists' concerns in 2010, but a significant percentage say they don't expect the sweeping legislation to change how they practice-at least not yet.

National Report-Health care reform moved close to the top of urologists' concerns in 2010, but a significant percentage say they don't expect the sweeping legislation to change how they practice-at least not yet. Nearly two-thirds think Congress should repeal the entire law. Those are among the major findings of the Urology Times 2010 State of the Specialty survey.

The survey is designed to identify major challenges facing the specialty, current trends in practice, how satisfied urologists are with their career, and expected changes in urologic practice. According to the results, urologists are increasingly embracing electronic medical records and electronic prescribing, relying more heavily on non-physician providers, finding the professional aspect of practice more satisfying than the financial aspect, and performing more robotic procedures.