Happy doctors? Satisfaction with professional life

April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/11/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 8, p1079
Academic Journal
The article discusses the results of the 2004 College of Family Physicians of Canada, Canadian Medical Association and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada National Physician Survey regarding the satisfaction of doctors with their professional life. Geriatricians were among the top 10 most satisfied specialist groups. Specialties considered to have better lifestyles include dermatology, physiatry and psychiatry while specialties with poorer lifestyles include family medicine and general surgery.


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