We’ve been asking the same basic questions in our Annual Issues and Attitudes Survey for the past 4 years and listening to your answers so that we can discern any trends in your thinking and professional behaviors. The jury is in on 2017, so here are some of the key findings. No P values here, but lots of anecdotal comments. And still some interesting feedback on what you’re confronting and juggling from patients, parents, and payments.
The compensation fallacy
Who says pediatricians are not as passionate about compensation as other physicians? Our survey found that compensation ranked right up there as well. In fact, 67% of you gave compensation a 4 or 5 in importance on a 5-point scale.