Survey: 42% of Physicians are Dissatisfied

Forty-two percent of practicing physicians are dissatisfied with their job, according to a survey conducted by Jackson Healthcare.



The survey was conducted between March 7 and April 1 and includes responses from 3,456 physicians.


According to the survey, the top drivers of physician dissatisfaction are:


•    Decreasing autonomy: 46 percent
•    Low reimbursement: 35 percent
•    Administrative hassles: 23 percent


Here are three more findings on physician dissatisfaction from the survey:


•    59 percent would not recommend the medical profession
•    Anesthesiologists, surgery subspecialists, pediatric subspecialists and dermatologists were more likely to be satisfied
•    Physicians practicing internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, radiology and hospital medicine were more likely to be dissatisfied


Note: A previous version of this article noted the first three points as drivers of physician "satisfaction." They are the top drivers of physician dissatisfaction. We regret this error.


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