Work effort, productivity, and compensation trends in members of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To survey the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) membership with regard to type of practice, employment status, work effort, and productivity criteria. METHODS A survey questionnaire was developed to gather information about member demographics, academic versus private practice, employment status, time in practice, measures of work, and productivity criteria. RESULTS Two-thirds of members were in private practice, 24% were employed by hospitals/health systems and 21% were in solo practice. Only 50.3% said they or their group kept record of relative value units/work relative value units (RVUs/WRVUs). Of those tracking RVUs, significantly greater number of private practice VS reported annual RVUs >10,000 compared to academic VS (P < .01). Net collections were the most common measure of productivity (51%) followed by WRVUs (36%). CONCLUSIONS With a changing environment and employment status of VS, tracking measures of productivity and proper benchmarking become vitally important. The SVS should consider positioning itself to collect, store, manage, and provide such information to assist members in practice transition.

DOI: 10.1177/1538574412457474

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@article{Satiani2012WorkEP, title={Work effort, productivity, and compensation trends in members of the Society for Vascular Surgery.}, author={Bhagwan B Satiani and Mika A B Matthews and Dennis R Gable}, journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery}, year={2012}, volume={46 7}, pages={509-14} }