This study examined the anticipation of salaried hospital physicians in Israel to retain hospital membership for a long term until their retirement. Examined are attitudinal and position factors, as well as hospital standing personal and situational factors that relate to this anticipation. The data collected from 195 full-time salaried physicians in Israeli hospitals indicated that about one-third of the physicians anticipate to retain hospital membership until retirement. It was found that factors reflecting the physician's standing within the hospital were the main predictors of this anticipation, whereas work-related attitudes had little or no effect on it. The implications of these finding to hospital-physician integration strategies in the United States are discussed.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Hospital and Health Services Administration|
|State||Published - 1997|