Physician executives in the '90s: report of a national survey.Physician Exec. 1991 Mar-Apr; 17(2):23-9.PE
In fall 1990, Witt Associates again catalogued the progress of physicians as they obtain management positions of increasing importance. The firm has conducted a continuing study of the position since 1979. The current survey of vice presidents of medical affairs/medical directors renders a candid portrait of the physician manager. The profile that emerges is a 53-year-old white male, working almost 50 hours a week in a full-time position, appointed by the hospital and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. This individual is board certified and has major responsibilities for quality assurance, credentialing, risk management, and utilization review. His or her salary is into six figures.