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Titolo:
Managed care, professional autonomy, and income - Effects on physician career satisfaction
Autore:
Stoddard, JJ; Hargraves, JL; Reed, M; Vratil, A;
Indirizzi:
Ctr Studying Hlth Syst Change, Washington, DC USA Ctr Studying Hlth Syst Change Washington DC USA ange, Washington, DC USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 10, volume: 16, anno: 2001,
pagine: 675 - 684
SICI:
0884-8734(200110)16:10<675:MCPAAI>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HMO MARKET PENETRATION; JOB-SATISFACTION; MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; ENVIRONMENT; EDUCATION; COMMUNITY; OUTCOMES; WORKLIFE; IMPACT;
Keywords:
physician career satisfaction; professional autonomy; managed care; income;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
39
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Stoddard, JJ 600 Maryland Ave SW,Suite 550, Washington, DC 20024 USA 600 Maryland Ave SW,Suite 550 Washington DC USA 20024 24 USA
Citazione:
J.J. Stoddard et al., "Managed care, professional autonomy, and income - Effects on physician career satisfaction", J GEN INT M, 16(10), 2001, pp. 675-684

Abstract

CONTEXT. Career satisfaction among physicians Is a topic of importance to physicians In practice, physicians in training, health system administrators, physician organization executives, and consumers. The level of career satisfaction derived by physicians from their work is a basic yet essential element In the functioning of the health care system. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree to which professional autonomy, compensation, and managed care are determinants of career satisfaction among physicians. DESIGN. Cross-sectional analysis using data from 1996-97 Community Tracking Study physician telephone survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A nationally representative sample of 12,385 direct patient care physicians. The survey, response rate was 65%. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Overall career satisfaction among U.S. physicians. RESULTS: Bivariate results show that physicians with low managed care revenues are significantly more likely to be, "very satisfied" than are physicians with high managed care revenue (P <.05), and that physicians with low managed care revenues are significantly more likely to report higher levels of clinical freedom than are physicians with high managed care revenue (P <.05). Multivariate analyses demonstrate that, among our measures, traditional core professional values and autonomy are the most important determinants of career satisfaction after controlling for all other factors. Relative income is also an important independent predictor. Multiple dimensions of professional autonomy hold up as strong, Independent predictors of career satisfaction, while the effect of managed care does not. Managed care appearsto exert its effect on satisfaction through its impact on professional autonomy, not through income reduction. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that when managed care (or other influences) erode professional autonomy, the result is a highly negative Impact on physician career satisfaction.

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