By Joanne Finnegan @ Fierce Healthcare 

Lots of late-career physicians are reluctant to hang up their stethoscopes, a new survey found.

The national survey by healthcare staffing company CompHealth found that many older physicians are hesitant to retire and many still want to continue working when they do retire. That’s good news in the face of a predicted nationwide physician shortage.

The company commissioned a survey that included more than 400 physicians age 50 and older in various specialties, including primary care, psychiatry, emergency medicine, OB/GYN and surgery, and asked them about retirement. With the average physician age increasing—38% of doctors are reaching retirement age—the study found the following:

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