Having a lot of rules and regulations is the most challenging part of being a cardiologist, according to Medscape's "Cardiologist Compensation Report 2023."
The data comes from Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2023" which surveyed 10,011 physicians across more than 29 specialties about their income, work hours, job satisfaction and more from Oct. 7 to Jan. 17.
Here is how cardiologists responded when asked about the most challenging part of their job, according to Medscape:
Having so many rules and regulations: 24 percent
Having to work long hours: 19 percent
Difficulties getting fair reimbursement from or dealing with Medicare and/or other insurers: 14 percent
Working with an EHR system: 14 percent
Dealing with difficult patients: 9 percent
Worrying about being sued: 5 percent
Danger/risk associated with treating patients with COVID-19: 1 percent
Other: 10 percent
Nothing: 4 percent