Hospital physicians report more 'diminished joy' than independent providers — 9 statistics

Physicians practicing in corporate- or hospital-owned settings show stronger signs of frustration than independent physicians, according to Geneia's Physician Misery Index.

Geneia surveyed 400 U.S. physicians in January 2015 and conducted a follow-up survey in July 2018. Fifty-one percent of respondents practiced at a physician-owned or independent practice, and 43 percent practiced in a hospital- or corporate-owned setting. Six percent practice in another type of ownership model.

How physicians responded:

Challenges of practicing medicine have caused me to consider career options outside of regular clinical practice

1. All physicians: 66 percent
2. Corporate: 73 percent
3. Independent: 6 percent

Heightened demand for data reporting has diminished joy in practicing medicine

4. All physicians: 86 percent
5. Corporate: 91 percent
6. Independent: 82 percent

Talk about work in a negative way increasingly often

7. All physicians: 60 percent
8. Corporate: 69 percent
9. Independent: 51 percent

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