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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics and Regression Results for Specialties; Ranked from High to Low Regression Coefficient, Unadjusted for Covariates a

From: Physician career satisfaction within specialties

Obs Specialty Frequency Mean satisfaction score Regression Coefficient Lower 95% Confidence Limit Upper 95% Confidence Limit
1 Pediatric emergency medicine 29 0.64 0.409** 0.150 0.667
2 Geriatric medicine 34 0.57 0.339* 0.066 0.612
3 Dermatology 101 0.55 0.312*** 0.144 0.480
4 Pediatrics 740 0.52 0.283*** 0.181 0.385
5 Internal medicine and pediatrics 50 0.50 0.268** 0.095 0.442
6 Other pediatric subspecialty 98 0.50 0.265** 0.073 0.457
7 Neonatal and perinatal medicine 67 0.50 0.264* 0.012 0.516
8 Allergy and immunology 55 0.50 0.263* 0.061 0.466
9 Child and adolescent psychiatry 59 0.46 0.224* 0.053 0.395
10 Radiation oncology 42 0.44 0.202 -0.039 0.443
11 Cardiovascular diseases 149 0.43 0.198* 0.014 0.381
12 Medical oncology 48 0.43 0.195 -0.097 0.487
13 Ophthalmology 184 0.41 0.172* 0.012 0.332
14 Occupational medicine 53 0.40 0.166 -0.070 0.402
15 Hospitalists 37 0.40 0.165 -0.181 0.510
16 Physical medicine and rehabilitation 69 0.39 0.155 -0.027 0.338
17 Psychiatry 306 0.37 0.137* 0.010 0.265
18 Otolaryngology 81 0.35 0.120 -0.083 0.323
19 Other medical subspecialty 20 0.34 0.106 -0.252 0.465
20 Critical care internal medicine 29 0.33 0.096 -0.201 0.392
21 Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism 38 0.32 0.088 -0.159 0.336
22 Urology 92 0.32 0.084 -0.073 0.240
23 Gastroenterology 114 0.27 0.037 -0.137 0.212
24 Infectious diseases 36 0.27 0.037 -0.174 0.248
25 Pulmonary diseases 56 0.27 0.031 -0.223 0.285
26 Other surgical subspecialty 33 0.26 0.026 -0.251 0.304
27 General practice 92 0.24 0.005 -0.239 0.250
28 Family practice 1341 0.23 referent referent referent
29 Plastic surgery 52 0.22 -0.011 -0.278 0.255
30 Rheumatology 34 0.22 -0.014 -0.245 0.216
31 Emergency medicine 408 0.21 -0.020 -0.160 0.119
32 Orthopedic surgery 171 0.21 -0.021 -0.175 0.133
33 General surgery 216 0.19 -0.039 -0.211 0.133
34 Internal medicine 1005 0.19 -0.042 -0.153 0.068
35 Neurology 92 0.18 -0.053 -0.202 0.095
36 Thoracic surgery 21 0.15 -0.080 -0.529 0.370
36 Hematology and oncology 23 0.13 -0.107 -0.345 0.130
38 Vascular surgery 33 0.10 -0.129 -0.337 0.079
39 Nephrology 50 0.07 -0.159 -0.350 0.032
40 Obstetrics and gynecology 377 0.06 -0.173* -0.317 -0.030
41 Pulmonary critical care medicine 31 0.01 -0.228* -0.419 -0.037
42 Neurological surgery 24 -0.36 -0.597** -1.024 -0.170
  Intercept (family practice)    0.233*** 0.159 0.309
  1. aP-value legend: ***=<0.001; **=(0.001-0.01); *=(0.01-0.05); F-statistic with 41 and 1602 degrees of freedom = 5.65, p < 0.0001.