Journal article

Professional satisfaction in general practice: does it vary by size of community?

Matthew R McGrail, John S Humphreys, Anthony Scott, Catherine M Joyce, Guyonne Kalb

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the level of professional satisfaction of Australian general practitioners varies according to community size and location. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional, population-level national survey using results for a cohort of 3906 GPs (36% were "rural" participants) from the first wave of a longitudinal study of the Australian medical workforce, conducted between June and November 2008. Geographical differences in levels of professional satisfaction were examined using five community size categories: metropolitan, > or = 1 million residents; regional centre, 50,000-999,999; medium-large rural, 10,000-49,999; small rural, 2500-9999; and very small..

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