New Study: Physicians Increasingly Dissatisfied With Work

If Massachusetts reflects the nation, physicians' satisfaction with their professional lives has declined substantially in the last 15 years, according to a study sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The study compared findings from surveys of Massachusetts primary care physicians in 1986 and 1997. By 1997, fewer than two-thirds of physicians were satisfied with most areas of practice, and fewer than

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