Salary disparities among medical specialties play a major role in the shortage of primary care physicians, a recent JAMA study shows.
Ebell found the same relationship in a study he conducted nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the salary disparities have grown and the shortage of primary care physicians—including those in family medicine, pediatrics, or general internal medicine—has become more pronounced. In the past decade, the number of U.S. medical school graduates entering family practice residencies has dropped 50 percent. more »
Topics: Compensation & Salary