Hospital Physician Engagement Still High, But Less Than in 2010

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Physicians at hospitals and health systems are mostly engaged with their job, but a recent Morehead Associates survey of more than 1.4 million physicians reveals a slight statistical decrease in physician engagement from 2010 to 2011.

The study, which ranks physician engagement on a scale of one to five based on a set of questions, reveals a decrease in physician engagement in 2011. The overall physician engagement score for last year was 4.12 out of 5, slightly less than the 4.17 score of 2010.

Physicians are also less certain they will stay at their current hospital in the long run. The overall agreement score with this statement, "If I am practicing medicine three years from now, I am confident I will be practicing at this hospital" went down from 4.05 in 2010 to 3.94 in 2011.

Physicians' satisfaction with their role in hospital decision-making also fell slightly, along with their satisfaction with their hospital or system's scheduling process.

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