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Revista médica de Chile

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BASCUNAN, M. Luz et al. A survey about physicians’ professional satisfaction. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.10, pp.1305-1312. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011001000009.

Background: A change in the social structure of medicine and its impact on clients has occurred in the last decades. Aim: To perform a survey about subjective wellbeing among physicians. Material and Methods: A physician’ professional satisfaction survey consisting in 90 questions, was applied to 580 physicians (70% males), working in Metropolitan Santiago. Results: Physicians perceive changes in all the examined professional domains and approximately 50% of the changes are evaluated as negative. Change perception is a general phenomena among physicians, since there were no differences in relation to gender and only in few aspects with respect to age and medical specialty. There was a predominant positive attitude, based on the profession, to face changes. Conclusions: The positive evaluation of changes and the frequent use of managing strategies are associated with a higher satisfaction among physicians.

Keywords : Data collection; Physicians; Quality of life.

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