The Good & The Bad: 20 Things Physicians Like, Dislike About Hospital Employment

Most hospital-employed physicians don't miss the business of running a practice, but many do miss having some say in decision-making, according to the Medscape Employed Physicians Report 2014.

For the report, physicians were asked to list the top three disadvantages and the top three benefits they find in hospital employment. Below are the findings.

10 Top Disadvantages
Limited influence in decision-making — 45 percent
More limited income potential — 44 percent
Too many rules — 34 percent
Less control over work/schedule — 32 percent
Being "bossed around" by management — 30 percent
Less/lack of autonomy — 27 percent
Too much administrative work — 16 percent
Burdensome productivity formula — 14 percent
Unpleasant office culture — 11 percent
Less interesting work — 5 percent
Other — 6 percent

10 Top Benefits
Not having to deal with the business of running a practice — 58 percent
Not having to deal with insurers and billing — 45 percent
Guaranteed income and/or even cash flow — 42 percent
Good benefits package — 28 percent
Malpractice coverage — 25 percent
More regular hours — 23 percent
Limited or no night call duties — 17 percent
Collegiality — 16 percent
Staff provided by employer — 15 percent
Signing bonus — 2 percent
Other — 4 percent

Medscape surveyed more than 4,600 physicians for the 2014 report.

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