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The Nursing Home Physician: Supporting a Threatened Resource

Published:October 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2022.09.005
      In 2003, medical leaders in Continuing Care in Calgary, Alberta, conducted a satisfaction survey of the 150 attending physicians working in the medium-sized Canadian city’s Long-Term Care (LTC) centers. Of the 43% responses, a sobering 69% expressed a strong intention to quit LTC work in the ensuing 5 years.
      • Quail P.
      Long term care physician satisfaction survey 2003.
      Physicians reported that regardless of their level of satisfaction with practice, the top 3 reasons to leave were remuneration, time, and impact on office practice. A survey of Ontario physicians in 2008 found similar intentions; 46% of respondents had considered leaving LTC practice.
      • Frank C.
      • Seguin R.
      Long term care physicians: a survey of job satisfaction and human resource issues.
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