Impact of physician income source on productivity

Baerlocher, Mark Otto; Noble, Jason; Detsky, Allan S.
February 2007
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Feb2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
The article presents the result of a survey on the impact of physician income source on productivity. It was found that those physicians whose primary payment method was fee-for-service (FFS) saw more patients per week than physicians remunerated by other methods such as salary or blended payments. However, a decreasing interest among younger physicians in FFS method of payment and the results presented here demonstrating considerable implications with respect to future physician supply.


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