Short Tilte:Practice and career satisfaction among physiatrists: A national survey. American
Journal:Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):97, 76, 2, 90-101
Article presenting results of a national survey of physiatrists concerning their career satisfaction and current practice patterns. Data are from 208 responses to a questionnaire mailed to 400 members of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Areas of satisfaction and dissatisfaction were identified, along with overall levels of satisfaction. Several hypotheses about factors that might be expected to affect satisfaction, such as bureaucratization and payment denials, were evaluated and not confirmed. Other data include: whether respondents believed their residency training had adequately prepared them for their work; respondents' ratings of the difficulty caused by aspects of their work; and likelihood of leaving practice in 2 years.