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US doctors see average income fall

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:395
  1. Charles-Gene Mcdaniel

    The average net income for American physicians fell by 3.8% in 1994, says the American Medical Association. This represents the first decline in annual compensation since the association began compiling data on doctors' salaries. While physicians' income has declined, the Health Care Financing Administration reported that national health care expenditures rose by an estimated 6.1% in 1994.

    The association's Center for Health Policy Research in Chicago found that the average income for physicians, excluding residents and those employed by the federal government, fell to $150000 (pounds sterling100000) in 1994 from $156000 (pounds sterling104000) …

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