Understanding physicians' intentions to withdraw from practice: The role of job satisfaction, job stress, mental and physical health

Eric S. Williams, Thomas R. Konrad, William E. Scheckler, Donald E. Pathman, Mark Linzer, Julia E. McMurray, Martha Gerrity, Mark Schwartz

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Abstract

Health care organizations may incur high costs due to a stressed, dissatisfied physician workforce. This study proposes and tests a model relating job stress to four intentions to withdraw from practice mediated by job satisfaction and perceptions of physical and mental health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalHealth Care Management Review
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (027069) and the National Research Service Award Training Program of the U .S . Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (5-T32-PE141001 and 5-T32-HS000032-07) .

Keywords

  • Intention to leave
  • Job satisfaction
  • Job stress
  • Mental health
  • Physical health
  • Physicians

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