US doctors' incomes are falling, new survey findsBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7557.11 (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:11
- Fred Charatan
The average income of doctors in the United States fell by 7% from 1995 to 2003, a new report says. The report is from the Center for Studying Health System Change, a non-profit research group in Washington, DC.
Worst affected were primary care doctors, whose income—after expenses such as malpractice insurance but before taxes were deducted—fell by 10% over the period, while surgeons' income fell by 8%. Medical specialists' income remained relatively unchanged.
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