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Medscape Employed Physicians Report 2014 – Top Ten Lists of the Good and Bad

Here are some survey results I thought you might like to take a quick look at:

Most hospital-employed physicians don’t miss the business of running a practice, but many do miss having some say in decision-making, according to the Medscape Employed Physicians Report 2014. For the report, physicians were asked to list the top three disadvantages and the top three benefits they find in hospital employment. Below are the findings.

10 Top Disadvantages
> Limited influence in decision-making — 45 percent
> More limited income potential — 44 percent
> Too many rules — 34 percent
> Less control over work/schedule — 32 percent
> Being “bossed around” by management — 30 percent
> Less/lack of autonomy — 27 percent
> Too much administrative work — 16 percent
> Burdensome productivity formula — 14 percent
> Unpleasant office culture — 11 percent
> Less interesting work — 5 percent
> Other — 6 percent

10 Top Benefits
> Not having to deal with the business of running a practice — 58 percent
> Not having to deal with insurers and billing — 45 percent
> Guaranteed income and/or even cash flow — 42 percent
> Good benefits package — 28 percent
> Malpractice coverage — 25 percent
> More regular hours — 23 percent
> Limited or no night call duties — 17 percent
> Collegiality — 16 percent
> Staff provided by employer — 15 percent
> Signing bonus — 2 percent
> Other — 4 percent

Medscape surveyed more than 4,600 physicians for the 2014 report.Eskridge & Associates, a certified service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, specializes in the placement of physicians in over 65 different specialties, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in locum tenens, contract and direct hire placement opportunities nationwide. Our customers include hundreds of hospitals, clinics, medical centers, government facilities, and other healthcare organizations across the United States.

Eskridge & Associates, a certified service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, specializes in the placement of physicians in over 65 different specialties, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in locum tenens, contract and direct hire placement opportunities nationwide. Our customers include hundreds of hospitals, clinics, medical centers, government facilities, and other healthcare organizations across the United States.

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