Cover: A Report on the Role of Economic Motivation in the Performance of Medical School Faculty

A Report on the Role of Economic Motivation in the Performance of Medical School Faculty

Published 1970

by J. V. Maloney


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Analysis of a 1969 survey of physician involvement in clinical medicine, based on data from interviews with 94 faculty members from 9 top medical schools in the nation. Results showed a high degree of involvement in teaching and other activities contributing to better health care by those academic physicians required to earn a portion of their salary in clinical practice as opposed to those paid a straight salary. The study also indicates that the ability of the modern medical school to instruct in the care of the sick is improved by professors who practice clinical medicine as well as teach. Fiscal crises and chronic shortages of patients appear to be directly related to the unwillingness of faculty to give personal medical care. A persuasive case is made for reversal of the trend toward developing medical scientists with little interest in clinical medicine.

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