Understanding physicians' intentions to withdraw from practice: the role of job satisfaction, job stress, mental and physical health

Health Care Manage Rev. Winter 2001;26(1):7-19. doi: 10.1097/00004010-200101000-00002.


Health care organizations may incur high costs due to a stressed, dissatisfied physician workforce. This study proposes and tests a model relating job stress to four intentions to withdraw from practice mediated by job satisfaction and perceptions of physical and mental health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude to Health
  • Burnout, Professional / etiology
  • Burnout, Professional / psychology*
  • Female
  • Health Status*
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Male
  • Mental Health*
  • Models, Psychological*
  • Motivation*
  • Personnel Turnover*
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Power, Psychological
  • Professional Autonomy
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States
  • Workload