Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots February 2012 Edition Diversity Policy and Programs & the Center for Workforce Studies.

Report
Diversity Resources and
Data Snapshots
February 2012 Edition
Diversity Policy and Programs & the
Center for Workforce Studies
Physician Workforce Research:
Focus on Physician Race and Ethnicity
AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies conducted a series of
analyses focusing on physician race and ethnicity with data from its
Surveys of Physicians Under and Over 50 (two nationally
representative sample surveys conducted in 2006). The second of
three installments in the Diversity Resources and Data Snapshots
series featuring this research, results reported here focus on
physician satisfaction.
Physician Race & Ethnicity:
Professional Satisfaction
• Overall, physicians in the U.S. are satisfied with their
careers in medicine, regardless of race and ethnicity.
• Among older and younger physicians, Blacks/African
Americans are more likely to leave medicine if they
could afford it.
• Financial status is the only factor significantly related to
physician satisfaction for all race and ethnicity groups.
Older physicians more satisfied with their
careers, except Blacks/African Americans
(2006)
Pct. somewhat or very
satisfied with medical career
100%
*
Under 50
Over 50
*
89%
83%
81%
75%
76%
75%
76%
77%
79%
50%
Asian or Pacific Islander (NH)
Black/African American (NH)
White (NH)
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = nonHispanic/Latino; 3) Physicians are active, patient care only
Hispanic/Latino
Black/African American physicians most
likely to leave medicine if they could afford it
(2006)
*
75%
Under 50
Over 50
*
54%
50%
46%
42%
40%
33%
25%
31%
27%
30%
0%
Asian or Other Pacific Islander Black/African American (NH)
(NH)
White (NH)
Hispanic/Latino
Notes: 1) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers; 2) NH = nonHispanic/Latino; 3) Physicians are active, patient care only; 4) Percentages exclude “Don’t know” responses
Only financial status significantly predicts
satisfaction across race/ethnicity groups
Very satisfied with medical career
Asian or
Pacific
Islander
Variables in the Equation
Sig.
Exp(B)
Black/
African
American
Sig.
Exp(B)
White
Sig.
Exp(B)
1.92
2.15
In faculty plan
**
2.05
1.54
1.09
1.42
*
0.75
2.82
0.98
1.00
Married or partnered
0.71
Group practice (v Solo practice)
1.12
0.54
Hospital (v Solo practice)
**
Other (v Solo practice)
1.87
0.52
**
1.31
1.06
**
4.66
*
1.19
1.25
**
10.75
1.13
1.20
1.10
2.72
1.16
0.98
1.49
*
1.15
1.61
3.88
**
1.98
Health status very good/excellent
**
1.47
Financial status very good/excellent
**
1.65
IMG
**
2.19
1.25
0.94
2.28
*
1.34
1.12
*
1.28
0.83
Primary care specialty (v Other spec.)
Controllable lifestyle specialty (v Other
spec.)
More than 50 hours
**
Exp(B)
**
*
1.98
Sig.
Over 50 yrs
Male
**
Hispanic
**
*
1.18
**
**
0.82
1.80
0.96
*
0.59
0.92
0.83
0.73
0.94
Notes: 1) *P<.05; **P<.01; 2) Native American, Multiple Races & others excluded due to small numbers.;
3) NH = non-Hispanic/Latino; 4) Physicians are active, patient care only
Additional resources
• More physician workforce related research and data reports
are available from AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies:
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/workforce/
• And from the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis:
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/index.html
• Resources on AAMC’s diversity and inclusion initiatives:
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/diversity/
Contact Information
For more information regarding the physician
workforce, please contact:
Michael J. Dill
Senior Data Analyst
Association of American Medical Colleges
[email protected]
Contact Information
Sarah Schoolcraft
Senior Research Analyst
Diversity Policy and Programs
Association of American Medical Colleges
202-828-0560
[email protected]
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