After a tumultuous year, what's causing stress for pediatricians? Would they choose to become pediatricians again, if given the choice?
It was a tumultuous year for pediatricians and your comments in our annual readers’ survey said so in spades.
From mounting administrative duties you struggled to connect to outcomes and better patient care, to dwindling reimbursement in the face of higher patient volume, your frustrations have, for the third year in a row, pushed some of you to early retirement, other to part-time status, and still more to simply putting in longer hours at the personal cost of higher stress.
Now that we are on year number three of our annual Issues & Attitudes Survey, we can begin to provide some of the trends we’re seeing against previous years.
And, as always, we ask the money question at the end: In the face of all the turmoil, would you still pick pediatrics? See if the findings and comments resonate and let us hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
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