Salary gaps and doctor shortages

Doctors are increasingly choosing relatively narrow specialties with higher compensation over more-general practices such as family medicine, which ranks near the bottom for compensation. The shortfall of doctors is projected to double in the next 15 years in light of the health-care overhaul and changes in the medical workforce.

Growth of physician compensation and doctor shortage.
Sources: Association of American Medical Colleges, American Medical Group Association. Graphic: The Washington Post. Published on February 10, 2012, 1:12 p.m.
 
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