Provider Retention in High Need Areas. Clinician experiences


  • The following factors are consistently associated with higher anticipated retention rates: overall satisfaction with the practice, having a satisfactory relationship with the practice administrator, salary and income, and access to specialist consultation for patients.

  • Retention is more likely among clinicians who report a greater sense of clinician/family fit with the community.

  • NHSC Loan Repayment Program clinicians report higher average satisfaction with their work and practices than NHSC Scholarship Program participants. Minimal variation of this finding was seen across the 11 states studied.

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