Clinical Activities and Satisfaction of General Internists, Cardiologists, and Ophthalmologists.
To define factors that affect the levels of practice satisfaction of different specialities, an observer recorded the activities of 15 physicians in practice (nine general internists, three cardiologists, and three ophthalmologists) as they examined 304 clinic patients. General internists reported less satisfaction with their clinics than did the other physicians and attributed their satisfaction primarily to successful social interaction in 54% of visits, while cardiologists most often derived satisfaction from intellectual stimulation (50%) and ophthalmologists from medical success (81%). The general internists whom the authors observed are less satisfied with clinical encounters than are cardiologists and ophthalmologists and derive satisfaction mostly from social interaction, not biomedical aspects of care.
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Petrozzi, M. C., Rosman, H. S., Nerenz, D. R., & Young, M. J. (1992). Clinical activities and satisfaction of general internists, cardiologists, and ophthalmologists. Journal Of General Internal Medicine, 7(3), 363-365
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty