Hospital-based physicians: current issues and descriptive evidence.
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Hospital-based physicians (HBPs) have been the recipients of considerable attention in health policy debates in recent years.
This paper discusses issues and trends concerning HBPs and presents evidence on practice characteristics, compensation methods,
and incomes of anesthesiologists, pathologists, and radiologists. Some comparisons with office-based MDs are included. The
primary data source is composed of physician surveys sponsored by the Health Care Financing Administration and conducted by
the National Opinion Research Center in 1977 and 1978. Findings generated from these surveys support past research showing
that radiology is the most lucrative HBP specialty, followed by pathology and anesthesiology; hospital-based practice tends
to be considerably more lucrative than office-based practice, taken as a whole. Survey findings are discussed in light of
current policy developments in the health services sector.
Anesthesiology/economics : Fees, Medical : Institutional Practice/economics : Insurance, Physician Services/economics : Medical
Staff, Hospital/economics : Pathology/economics : Radiology/economics : Salaries and Fringe Benefits : United States