New England physician leaders in hospitals and their lay counterparts see the world through glasses of two different colors, according to a new survey.
On the dark side, just 43% of physician leaders rated the overall physician-hospital relationship as very positive while 77% of CEOs saw a more rosy picture, claiming the relationship was very positive, according to a survey conducted at 52 hospitals and healthcare systems in the region by the consultants, Bristol Group Mitretek of Lexington, Mass
"Each group feels they are working harder than ever but are making less money," said study author Robert McGowan
"Unless physicians and hospitals can find better ways to align their mutual economic interests, there will be some serious breakdowns in the future," McGowan said.
For a summary of survey findings and recommendations, go to www.mitretek.org/publications/bistolgroup/WhitePaperPhysicianHosp.pdf.