To describe delivery of recommended care and work satisfaction among infectious disease () physicians, non‐ physicians, nurse practitioners (s), and physician assistants (s).
Medical Monitoring Project 2013‐2014 Provider Survey.
Population‐based complex sample survey.
We surveyed 2208 care providers at 505 care facilities and computed weighted percentages of provider characteristics, stratified by provider type. Rao‐Scott chi‐square tests and logistic regression used to compare characteristics of physicians with each other provider type.
The adjusted provider response rate was 64 percent. Among care providers, 45 percent were physicians, 35 percent non‐ physicians, 15 percent s, and 5 percent s. Satisfaction with administrative burden was lowest among non‐ physicians (27 percent). Compared with physicians, satisfaction with remuneration was lower among non‐ physicians and higher among s (37, 28, and 51 percent, respectively). s were more likely than physicians to report performing four of six services that are key to providing comprehensive care, but more s planned to leave clinical practice within 5 years (19 vs 7 percent).
Addressing physician dissatisfaction with remuneration and administrative burden could help prevent a provider shortage. Strengthening the role of s may help sustain a high‐quality workforce.
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