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US doctors' incomes fell in 1999

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1309/c (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1309
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A survey conducted by Medical Economics, a medical business journal, showed a decline in gross and net annual income of many American doctors in 1999.

    Compared with 1998, the median gross revenue for internists fell by 6.4% to $202560 (£144700) and for family practitioners fell by 3.2% to $211820. Net income fell even more—by 10.5% for internists and by 7% for family practitioners.

    All surgical specialists' gross income fell by less than half a per cent, while their …

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