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
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..View full abstract
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This work, part of the MABEL study, was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Health Services Research Grant (454799) and by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The views in this paper are ours alone. Thanks to the other members of the MABEL team for their support and input.