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Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Evident in Pay Increases

Primary care physicians topped the list for compensation growth over the last five years, significantly beating out other specialty physician groups.   Denver-based Medical Group Management Association conducted the research compiling comparative data from over 136,000 health care providers in over 5,800 organizations around the country.

The over 10 percent increase in total compensation for primary care physicians represented close to a two-fold difference compared with their specialist counterparts.  A significant contributing factor is the aging of the population.

The research also highlighted increases in other health care providers’ compensation.  During the same five year period, nurse practitioners reported close to a 30 percent increase in compensation, while physician assistants saw a 25 percent boost in their median pay.

Read more at HealthLeaders Media.




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