Are primary care physicians underpaid? New study suggests the answer is yes……
June 30, 2019
How 19 specialties rank in terms of salary compared to annual revenue generated.
A new study from Merritt Hawkins compares the average salaries of 19 medical specialties compared to the average annual inpatient/outpatient revenue they generate for their affiliated hospitals.
Medical Economics crunched the numbers to see which specialties were paid the highest compared to the annual revenue they generate-and which were paid the lowest.
The results from the 2019 Merritt Hawkins Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey found that primary care physicians-defined by the survey as internal medicine, family practice and pediatricians-ranked near the bottom in terms of salary as share of the average revenue they generate.
Here’s how the 19 specialties rank in terms of salary compared to annual revenue generated, from highest share to lowest share: Are primary care physicians underpaid? New study suggests the answer is yes (medicaleconomics.com)