[ Friday, September 04, 2009 ]


Physician trends and information: This is a pretty fascinating study from the Center for Studying Health System Change on current statistics relative to US physicians. 3/4 of practicing doctors are white; 3/4 are male; about half of doctor revenue comes from Medicare and Medicaid; most doctors provide some charity care to financially strapped patients, with the charity care rates going up with the income of the doctor and the years in practice. 4 out of 5 doctors work 40 hours per week or more. 90% of doctors are board certified. 1/3 of doctors make $150,000 per year or less, and 1/3 make over $250,000. Of all the major medical specialties, pediatricians are the most satisfied with their careers.

I could go on all day; check out the report yourself.

Jeff [10:40 AM]

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