Tag: Physician happiness

New physician compensation report reveals modest pay gains but growing discontent with the profession

Editor's Note An April 2024 Physician Compensation Report from Medscape shows that 2023 was “another year of steady pay gains for US physicians,” Medscape April 12 reports. However, physicians are not content with their “take-home pay,” still seeing their profession as being underpaid. Some takeaways from the report include: On…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 17, 2024
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Concierge physician practices expanding to large hospitals

Editor's Note The practice of concierge physicians is expanding as thousands of doctors at large hospital systems shift to a model facilitating high fees and decreased patient load, according to an April 1 report in KFF Health News. The concierge physician model began decades ago in wealthy areas of Florida…

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By: Brita Belli
April 8, 2024
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Most physicians negatively view private equity ownership of healthcare practices

Editor's Note According to a March 11 research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine, most physicians have a negative view of private equity’s growing involvement in healthcare. The findings mostly come from a January 2023 survey of 525 medical doctors conducted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Some highlights…

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By: Brita Belli
March 26, 2024
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Maximizing surgical excellence: Strategies for attracting top surgeons

A 2021 report by the Association of American Medical Colleges projects shortages of 15,800 to 30,200 in all surgical specialties by 2034. Driven by various factors, including the growing healthcare needs of an aging population, an aging surgical workforce—with many surgeons and nurses nearing retirement—and limited capacity in medical and…

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By: Jeff Robbins
November 2, 2023
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Survey: Financial well-being of surgical residents

Editor's Note Poor personal financial health has been linked to well-being, including burnout, substance abuse, and worsening personal relationships. This secondary analysis of a survey led by the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut examines the financial well-being of surgical residents in New England. A total of 250 surgical…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 11, 2023
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Survey: Physician happiness before, after pandemic

Editor's Note A Medscape survey of more than 9,100 physicians across 29 specialties finds that 75% were happy outside of work before the COVID-19 pandemic, and that dropped to 58% after the pandemic, the March 7 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The survey, which looks at physicians’ mental health, happiness with…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 8, 2023
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