It takes more than money for hospitals and health systems to motivate and retain employed physicians, says a senior executive at Catholic Health Initiatives. More doctors are leaving private practice for positions in hospitals and health systems—and they report the new model of doing business looks promising. The benefits of being of an employed physician are anticipated to include “improved communication, greater transparency, better physician job satisfaction and a more patient-centered focus,” says a survey by the American College of Physician Executives.
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The secret to physician engagement? It’s not better pay