We are constantly hearing about the physician shortage, but with the current economy and health care reform it has added a complicated factor to recruiting physicians today.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published an article referencing 3 key findings to recruit and retain physicians.
To summarize the recommendations of the article, the NEJM suggests these 3 points to recruit and retain physicians:
- Offer compensation models competitive to today’s physician: take in to consideration competitive compensation but also other factors that entice physicians such as quality of life, shared call, paid CMEs and malpractice, bonuses, etc.
- Offer leadership and/ or ownership potential
- Be competitive in offers regardless of the economic situation
The current physician shortage across not only primary care but all specialties will only increase. Retaining and recruiting physicians will become more competitive than ever, top candidates will be more enticed with competitive offers than they are today. However, as the needs of physicians change, hospital groups, private practices, and even academic facilities need to evolve to attract physicians in a changing marketplace with new employment preferences.
Read the full article in the New England Journal of Medicine, or click here: