If Massachusetts mirrors the nation, physicians' job satisfaction has taken a hit in the past 15 years, according to a study sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By 1997, fewer than two thirds of primary care physicians in Massachusetts reported satisfaction with most professional areas. Even fewer, less than half, were content with the amount of time spent with patients, the amount of leisure time they had, and the incentives they received to provide high-quality care.
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