Outcomes of physician job satisfaction: a narrative review, implications, and directions for future research

Health Care Manage Rev. 2003 Apr-Jun;28(2):119-39. doi: 10.1097/00004010-200304000-00004.


The decline in physician job satisfaction is well documented, but its impact on physicians and patients is not. This article reviews 44 articles that address these impacts. Four findings emerge from this study along with recommendations for improving the measurement and management of job satisfaction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Developed Countries
  • Family Practice
  • Health Services Research
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction*
  • Narration
  • Personnel Turnover / economics
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Physicians / psychology*
  • Quality of Health Care