THE EFFECTS OF CARE MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS AND PRACTICE AUTONOMY ON PHYSICIANS’ PRACTICE AND CAREER SATISFACTION

Chronic Care, Health Care Systems and Services Integration

ISBN: 978-0-76231-147-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-300-6

ISSN: 0275-4959

Publication date: 30 December 2004

Abstract

The relationships of physician practice characteristics, care management effectiveness, autonomy, and managed care involvement, and physicians’ practice and career satisfaction were investigated. A panel sample (N=660) of 6800 physicians was made up of eleven physicians randomly selected from each of the sixty communities. Three latent constructs include care management effectiveness, practice autonomy, and openness in private practice. Multilevel modeling was performed. A statistically insignificant association was found between the perceived effectiveness of care management and physician satisfaction, holding the practice characteristics and other perception factors constant. The study demonstrated direct effects of practice characteristics and care management effectiveness on the practice of gate-keeping functions and on earnings. Only two contextual variables, managed care penetration and median income in the study communities, were related to physicians’ practice.

Citation

Wan, T., Ju Lin, Y. and Wang, B. (2004), "THE EFFECTS OF CARE MANAGEMENT EFFECTIVENESS AND PRACTICE AUTONOMY ON PHYSICIANS’ PRACTICE AND CAREER SATISFACTION", Jacobs Kronenfeld, J. (Ed.) Chronic Care, Health Care Systems and Services Integration (Research in the Sociology of Health Care, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0275-4959(04)22001-4

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