Is the grass greener over there?

A recent survey shows that Private practices showed an average loss of $13,982 per physician and health systems lost $211,961 per physician. However, this is not an ‘apples to apples’ comparison for many reasons not the least being all the non-professional revenue hospitals collect from physician services, which is probably not included in their numbers. https://www.amga.org/wcm/PI/Surveys/wcm/PI/surveys_pi.aspx?hkey=e1644902-2c96-468b-a670-1cb7d97fb036

In another report the happiness was examined between 5000 employed and independent physicians.http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/863852?src=WNL_bom_160926_MSCPEDIT&uac=137306AY&impID=1201851&faf=1

Over 50% were happy not to deal with the business aspects of a practice but overall, self-employed physicians were more satisfied than employed physicians (63% vs 55%) mainly because as owners they could count on being listened to and active participants. 40% of employed physicians had a patient quota but were happier with EMR compared to independents (40% versus 31%).

We all know the grass is not always greener on the other side. So, to build cliché after cliché: look before you leap!!