The most challenging part of being a cardiologist

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

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