Leaving Medicine: The Consequences of Physician Dissatisfaction

Published in Medical Care, the following article examines how physician demographic characteristics, practice characteristics, and career satisfaction are related to physician decisions to leave the practice of medicine or substantially cut back their practice hours. The authors’ findings demonstrate that dissatisfied physicians were 2 to 3 times more likely to leave medicine than satisfied physicians. These findings have implications for physician manpower projections and quality of care.

Personal Factors, Turnover & Reduction of Work Effort

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