Title

Physician satisfaction in a major chain of investor-owned walk-in centers

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Date

7-1990

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Ambulatory Care Facilities; Attitude of Health Personnel; Boston; Career Choice; Decision Making, Organizational; Female; Humans; Interprofessional Relations; *Job Satisfaction; Male; Middle Aged; Physician-Patient Relations; Physicians; Questionnaires; Salaries and Fringe Benefits

Disciplines

Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health and Medical Administration | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

This article describes physicians at a major chain of investor-owned free-standing walk-in centers and reports on their job satisfaction. They derived satisfaction from a sense of autonomy and the corporation's reliable provision of staff and supplies. Their job dissatisfaction results from the corporate emphasis on generating revenue and the lack of opportunity for professional interaction with colleagues.

Comments

Citation: Health Care Manage Rev. 1990 Summer;15(3):47-57. Link to article on publisher's website

At the time of publication, Suzanne Cashman and Arlene Ash were not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

2398002