Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention Among Anesthesiologists: An Iranian Study

Seyed-Mojtaba Mousavi 1 , Hamid Asayesh 1 , * , Fatemeh Sharififard 1 and Mostafa Qorbani 2
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1 Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2 Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran
Article information
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: 9 (3); e83846
  • Published Online: April 27, 2019
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: September 2, 2018
  • Revised: March 10, 2019
  • Accepted: March 23, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/aapm.83846

To Cite: Mousavi S, Asayesh H, Sharififard F , Qorbani M. Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention Among Anesthesiologists: An Iranian Study, Anesth Pain Med. Online ahead of Print ; 9(3):e83846. doi: 10.5812/aapm.83846.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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