Physicians Call Lack of Autonomy Top Irritant

Of the 42 percent of physicians who say they are dissatisfied with their jobs, the No. 1 reason cited was decreasing autonomy, according to a Jackson Healthcare survey.

Nearly half cited decreasing autonomy, compared with 1 out of 3 naming low reimbursement and 1 out of 4 blaming administrative hassles.

“Physicians are working harder and longer hours for less reimbursement,” Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare said in a statement. “Plus, they feel like insurers, government and hospitals dictate how they can treat patients. If we continue to devalue the experience and skills of our physicians, they will become the most expensive data entry clerks in the nation. “


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