May 24, 2012

U.S. Physician Compensation Among Lowest

The United States may have a reputation for having one of the most expensive health care systems in the world, but it apparently is not because of physician payments. According to a study released in May by Jackson Healthcare, physician compensation in the United States is among the lowest of the major western nations.

1 comment:

Chris Kuhne MD. OB/GYN said...

The pipeline for well-trained physicians has finally dried up. Promotion of policy to reimburse hospitals for inflated unpaid bills allows for continued suckIng physicians into hospital employment where reimbursement takes from office practice. Independence is no longer an incentive to become a physician. Unfortunately the TMA is in denial that this is the disease that is killing medicine siting data which did not sample non-TMA members showing little change in shift out of private practice.