Medical Groups Are Favorably Managing Turnover According to Cejka Search and AMGA Survey
ST LOUIS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- One silver lining to the current economic crisis is that physicians appear to be putting off retirement, for now. However, with the physician shortage intensifying and an eye toward the future, medical groups are sharpening their competitive edge in finding and keeping physicians through flexibility, incentives and retention initiatives.
These and other findings as reported in the 2008 Physician Retention Survey from the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Cejka Search, demonstrate that medical groups across America are getting better at anticipating their turnover rates and actively addressing the causes of turnover.
Top findings include:
Flexibility can keep physicians working
Incentives aid physician retention in the critical, early years of practice
Medical Groups are better at anticipating turnover...
...And actively addressing the causes of turnover
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants (advanced practitioners) have a significant role
The 2008 survey is available to non-survey-participating AMGA members for $150 for the electronic version and $175 for the printed edition. The non-member cost is $300 and $350, respectively.
For more information and to purchase a copy of the survey in print or electronic format, visit: www.PhysicianRetentionSurvey.com.
The Cejka Search and AMGA 2008 Physician Retention Survey was distributed electronically via email to the entire 342 medical group membership of the AMGA from October to December 2008. All 50 survey responses were compiled, representing a 14.6% survey response rate. These responding groups collectively represent a population of 9,985 physicians.
About American Medical Group Association (AMGA)
The AMGA represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated healthcare delivery systems. More than 95,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for approximately 95 million patients (more than one in four Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.
For more information, visit www.amga.org.
About Cejka Search
Cejka Search, http://www.cejkasearch.com, is a nationally recognized executive and physician search organization providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. Partnering with organizations in pursuit of the nation's best healthcare talent, Cejka Search completes assignments across all levels of the healthcare continuum. Cejka Search is a Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) company, a leading provider of healthcare staffing services in the United States.
For more information visit http://www.cejkasearch.com, contact Melanie Bernds (Black Twig Communications), 314-255-2340, or Nancy Burns (Cejka Search), 314-236-4461.
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