Hospital-employed physicians less satisfied with work than independent physicians, survey finds

Independent physicians and those working in physician-owned practices tend to be happier with work than hospital-employed physicians, according to a survey from Geneia, a provider of healthcare data, technology, business and education solutions.

The survey, conducted in July, involved 300 physicians who have been practicing post-residency medicine for over four years.

Three findings:

1. Seventy-three percent of respondents employed by hospitals and corporations said they have considered career opportunities outside of regular clinical practice due to the challenges of practicing medicine. This compares to 60 percent of respondents who are independent or working in physician-owned practices.

2. Nearly all respondents employed by hospitals and corporations (91 percent) said increased demand for data reporting has diminished joy in their jobs. Eighty-two percent of respondents who are independent or working in physician-owned practices said the same.

3. Sixty-nine percent of respondents employed by hospitals and corporations said they increasingly talk about work in a negative way, compared to 51 percent of respondents who are independent or working in physician-owned practices.

Access the full survey results here.

 

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