One of the AMA's core strategic objectives is to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and restore and preserve physician professional satisfaction. Such changes could yield a more sustainable and effective health care system with highly motivated physicians. To that end, the AMA asked the RAND Corporation to identify the factors that lead to physician satisfaction.
The AMA-RAND study on physician professional satisfaction highlights major contributors to higher professional satisfaction, including: providing high-quality patient care, autonomy over day-to-day work and sharing values with practice leadership. Major contributors to lower professional satisfaction are also highlighted, including perceived barriers to delivering high-quality care such as ineffective electronic health records (EHRs).
The AMA-RAND study addresses the following research questions:
- Which factors influence physician professional satisfaction?
- What are the implications of these factors for patient care, health systems and health policy?
It covers the following key topics:
- The importance of delivering high-quality care
- The promise and challenges of EHRs
- The value of income stability and fairness
- The cumulative burden of regulations
Review the report about the AMA's objective to advance health care delivery and payment models that enable high-quality, affordable care and physician satisfaction.