The Physician's Point of View: What's Frustrating Our Healthcare Providers?

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In the early summer of 2007 LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician recruiting firm and online job board, conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey. Over 2300 physicians across all specialties gave their feedback on a range of issues including their insight and remarks about the practice of medicine today. View the survey results and learn about physician frustration at http://www.locumtenens.com/frustration.

These days it's no surprise to hear a patient complain about a visit to the doctor's office. Whether they're frustrated with the time spent in the waiting room or the hassles with insurance, it's not surprising to hear complaints. Today the patient's perspective on healthcare is no secret with all the articles, television segments and political candidates discussing it. But what about healthcare providers? What are physicians saying?

LocumTenens.com asked them.

In the early summer of 2007 LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician recruiting firm and online job board, conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey. Over 2300 physicians across all specialties gave their feedback on a range of issues including their insight and remarks about the practice of medicine today. To view the complete results of LocumTenens.com's Annual Compensation and Employment Survey visit http://www.locumtenens.com/compoverview.

Turns out patients aren't the only ones feeling frustrated - only 3% of survey respondents said they had no frustration with practicing medicine today. The top three physician frustrations included reimbursement issues at 29%, administrative and business "politics" at 22% and medical liability issues at 19%. Other physician frustration issues included federal regulations, policies and procedures and lifestyle issues. To read more about physician frustration visit http://www.locumtenens.com/frustration.

When asked what one thing they'd most like to change about medicine, many physicians' answers echoed their frustrations. One radiologist responded that he would change the "constantly declining reimbursements in the face of more demands for immediate perfect service..." An anesthesiologist would change "the way business administrators and insurance carriers dictate how I practice medicine." And a general surgeon put it simply: he'd change the "cost of malpractice and litigation."

To view the complete results of LocumTenens.com's Annual Compensation and Employment Survey visit http://www.locumtenens.com/compoverview.

Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service physician recruiting and CRNA recruiting firm specializing in anesthesiology jobs, cardiology jobs, psychiatry jobs, radiology jobs, surgery jobs and CRNA jobs with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare Solutions family of companies. To learn more about physician jobs and CRNA jobs visit http://www.locumtenens.com.

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