As a physician leader, you play a significant role in a healthcare organization’s culture and success. You’re responsible for maintaining healthy relationships with your staff, peers and the patients you serve.
Nearly 20,000 physicians across 30 specialties reported their earnings and opinions about their careers to Medscape for its 2019 Physician Salary Report. Specialists spend about 40 hours per week seeing patients, and according to Medscape, significantly more time on paperwork and administrative tasks than in the past.
Despite the fact they’re faced with increased administrative tasks and paperwork, 90 percent report feeling satisfied with their jobs, with the majority saying the ability to make a difference, find answers and build relationships with patients are the most rewarding.
Here is a look at five interesting stats on physician salary and job satisfaction.
Physicians are generally pretty happy, according to new data from the 2019 AAFP/CompHealth Physician Happiness Survey, but they’re also highly stressed, too.
After recent reports of physician burnout and poor work-life balance, the survey, which consists of responses from more than 5,000 physicians across the U.S., provides hopeful and eye-opening information about what impacts doctors at work — and from where they draw the most satisfaction.
Here are five important takeaways from this survey.
According to a new report from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, physician burnout has become so pervasive that it is now a public health issue. Over three-quarters (78 percent) of physicians surveyed by Merritt Hawkins experience feelings of burnout at least sometimes. Not only that, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has predicted a physician shortage of up to 90,000 by 2025 with an underlying contributor being physicians who stop practicing due to burnout.
As a physician, you’ve likely faced some ethical dilemmas throughout your career. These decisions can not only have an impact on the patient’s life but yours as well. Medscape surveyed over 5,000 physicians in varying specialties to see how they felt about common ethical issues. Here is a look at four interesting statistics from that report.
In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issues their final physician payment rule for 2019. Now that the new year is underway, you’ll likely begin noticing the impact of various changes laid out by the new rule.
Here are the top four points about CMS’ final physician payment rule to know:
When you chose to become a surgeon, what made you want to pursue the occupation? Was it the opportunity to help others? Your interest in medicine? Maybe someone recommended the profession to you?
The decision to attend medical school can involve many factors. Medscape spoke with 2,400 residents about what made them want to study medicine as well as their experiences during their education. Here is a look at five interesting stats from Medscape’s Medical Student Life & Education Report.
Topics: Hospital Administration
As a physician, your work is inherently influential:
You profoundly impact the lives of your patients and their loved ones on a regular basis. Like most healthcare professionals, you’re not in this line of work for the glory and praise, but rather for the opportunity to make a lasting difference and improve the lives of the patients under your care.
However, several physician leaders stand out above the others and, every year, Modern Healthcare chooses50 influential physician executives and leaders
Residency is a time to expand clinical skills and develop future career plans. It is also a time of excitement, stress and other challenges not faced in medical school. Here, we look at some of the surprising sentiments from residents collected in Medscape’s Resident Salary & Debt Report and Resident Lifestyle & Happiness Report.