Is the Work Ethic of Physicians Changing
Editor’s note: As physicians retire and as younger physicians take their place they are seeking a work/life balance.
According to a recent report, the average hours worked by U.S. physicians dropped from 55 per week in 1996 to 51 in 2008, coinciding with a nationwide 25% decrease in physician fees between 1995 and 2006, after adjusting for inflation.
Source: “Trends in the Work Hours of Physicians in the United States,” Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 303 No. 8, February 24, 2010, http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/303/8/747?home
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