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What do Physicians Want in Their Ideal Job?

What do Physicians Want in Their Ideal Job?


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by Eric S. Williams, Ph.D., Mark Linzer, M.D., Donald E. Pathman, M.D., M.P.H., Julia E. McMurray, M.D., and Thomas R. Konrad, Ph.D.
As more physicians practice in organized settings, there is a greater potential for a clash of work values to occur between physicians and their practice organizations. The consequences for physicians include lower job satisfaction and a greater likelihood of quitting. Practice organizations suffer through lower patient satisfaction and increased recruiting costs. Based on our findings, we offer five recommendations to maximize the well-being of physicians in ambulatory care settings.