Hospital Employment to Private Practice: 70% of Physicians Happier After the Switch

A new report from Medscape shows 70 percent of physicians who went from employed to self-employed situations were happier after the switch.

Around 52 percent of the respondents said they've switch from employed to self-employed situations, compared to 29 percent who went from private practice owners to hospital employment. Among the self-employed physicians, 65 percent reported satisfaction with their current practice situation.

Only around 9 percent of the physicians who switched from employment to private practice say they are unhappier now, compared with 25 percent of physicians who switched from private practice to hospital employment.

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