April 26, 2012
By: John Rossheim, Senior Contributing Writer
Many age-40-and-under private-practice physicians are disgruntled by the converging pressures of declining reimbursements, increased expenses and regulations that they view as ever more burdensome. That’s the conclusion of a survey by The Physicians Foundation as reported in HealthLeaders Media.
Still, 80 percent of the 500 responding doctors said they are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their current practice, perhaps indicating that those who don’t already work in a hospital are less likely to make that move. More physicians desire an ownership stake than actually have one, and ownership and hospital employment often don’t mix.
What’s the biggest factor influencing physicians who move to another practice or continue with a practice that changes its structure? Compensation, by a mile.
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