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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2952-2957

Job satisfaction among family medicine physicians in Saudi Arabia

Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), P.O. Box: 7544 - Othman Bin Affan Rd. Al-Nada, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Khalid Bin Abdulrahman
Professor of Family Medicine and Medical Education, Professor Chair, Dr. AlKholi Chair for Developing Medical Education in Saudi Arabia, College of Medicine, Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), Riyadh - 13317-4233
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_2476_20

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Objective: Physicians are subject to chronic stressors, depression, and burnout due to long working hours, high requirements, and critical decision-making.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] All those reasons contribute to the dissatisfaction of physicians. The dissatisfaction of physicians might lead to lower health-care quality.[6] Moreover, patient satisfaction is strongly affected by physician satisfaction.[7],[8] This study aims to measure job satisfaction among family medicine (FM) physicians in Saudi Arabia. Study Design: In this cross-sectional study, we recruited 265 FM physicians working in Saudi Arabia to participate in an online survey between October 2019 and January 2019. Results: Results showed that more than 50% of the respondents were very satisfied with their career choice (55.5%, n = 147). Non-Saudis who were satisfied or strongly satisfied were higher than those of Saudis (P = 0.035) and 2.45 times more likely to be dissatisfied compared to non-Saudi respondents. Respondents from the southern region were 81% less likely to be dissatisfied than respondents from the central region (OR = 0.19, P < 0.05). Conclusion: Family medicine physicians showed a high level of satisfaction with their career choice regardless of gender, age, sector public or private, marital status. This is promising for family medicine as a medical specialty. The future of health care in Saudi Arabia is driven toward general practice and primary care centers, which aligns with the future vision of Saudi Arabia 2030.

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