Susan Read, PhD; Renee Butkus, BA; Arlene Weissman, PhD; Darilyn V. Moyer, MD
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Table 1. Comparison of Survey Respondents With ACP U.S. Practicing Physician Members*
Table 2. Median Annual Salary, by Physician and Employment Characteristics*
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Based on my experience these results are entirely consistent with unequal productivity. In my last job a steep fine was levied by the hospital if you didn't meet adequate production levels. Any time off including vacation time resulted in decreased RVUs.
A key differential was that compensation depended on patent mix meaning that even for hospital employed physicians, those seeing medicare, medicaid or non-paying patients were adversely impacted economically.
Read S, Butkus R, Weissman A, et al. Compensation Disparities by Gender in Internal Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:658–661. [Epub ahead of print 7 August 2018]. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/M18-0693
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