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Women doctors earn $63 000 less than male counterparts

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:262
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health have found a persistent sex bias in doctors' salaries, with women earning on average 14% less than their male counterparts (Annals of Internal Medicine 2000;133:104-10).

    The study, led by Dr Roberta Ness, focused predominantly on non-academic doctors and surveyed 232 male and 213 female internists practising in Pennsylvania. All had been out of medical school for 10 to 30 years, and 85% of the respondents were in their 40s and 50s.

    The questionnaires completed by the …

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