Correlates of Physician Retention at Tripler Army Medical Center
Final rept. Jul 1990-Jul 1991
ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV
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The aggregate initial retention rate for officers in the Army Medical Corps has declined approximately 30 between the years 1984 to 1987. With a majority of physicians leaving the service at the first opportunity, the problems currently being experienced in maintaining a mature and specialty balanced Medical Corps may worsen. This situation has serious implications concerning the ability of Tripler Army Medical Center to achieve its peacetime and wartime missions. The goal of this project is to identify those factors which have the greatest influence on the decision of military physicians at Tripler Army Medical Center to leave the service, It was decided that one approach to this problem would be to attempt to replicate the findings of the GAO survey, Survey of Military Physicians on a local level. In the regression looking at those factors which influence overall satisfaction with the military, the stepwise regression yielded ten variables as being significant in predicting overall satisfaction.
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