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Title
Physician incomes and work patterns across specialties: 1975 and 1983-84.
First Author
Langenbrunner, John C
Date of Pub
1988 Winter
Pages
17-24
Volume
10
Issue
2
Other Authors
Terrell, Sherry A; Williams, Deborah K
Abstract
Survey data on physician income and work patterns are examined and compared for 1975 and 1983-84. Specialty, hours and weeks worked, location, practice size, and incorporation status are examined. Dollar figures for 1975 are adjusted to show real-dollar income changes over the period. Incomes for surgical specialties were highest. In real-dollar terms, nonsurgical specialties exhibited sluggish growth or even fell. Urban-rural differences in real income and hours worked narrowed over time. Incorporation and group affiliation were positively related to income levels in both surveys, but number of hours worked was not. Limitations and interpretation of these data are discussed last.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Income : Work : Data Collection : Professional Practice/statistics & numerical data : Questionnaires : Specialties, Medical/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188486