Physician Practice Settings With The Worst Shortages


                                                              By Mariah Taylor

Hospitals reported the most severe physician shortage among practice settings, according to the "2024 Physician Compensation Report," published May 23.

Researchers surveyed more than 1,100 physicians in a broad range of specialties between February and March.

When asked about the effects of the physician shortage, most physicians (67%) said they have experienced overwork or burnout and diminished job satisfaction (60%). Twenty-seven percent said they have experienced anxiety or depression.

Here are the settings and locations by the severity of physician shortages:

Practice type

Health system/IDN/ACO

Mild: 16%

Moderate: 43%

Severe: 36%

Not impacted: 5%


Mild: 10%

Moderate: 42%

Severe: 40%

Not impacted: 8%

Multi-specialty group

Mild: 15%

Moderate: 47%

Severe: 29%

Not impacted: 9%


Mild: 10%

Moderate: 49%

Severe: 29%

Not impacted: 12%

Single-specialty group

Mild: 19%

Moderate: 46%

Severe: 22%

Not impacted: 13%

Solo practice

Mild: 23%

Moderate: 26%

Severe: 20%

Not impacted: 31%



Mild: 12%

Moderate: 51%

Severe: 32%

Not impacted: 5%


Mild: 16%

Moderate: 45%

Severe: 27%

Not impacted: 12%


Mild: 14%

Moderate: 42%

Severe: 31%

Not impacted: 13%


Mild: 9%

Moderate: 32%

Severe: 44%

Not impacted: 15%


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