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Health services utilization and physician income trends.

Sandier S - Health Care Financ Rev (1989)

Bottom Line: Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented.Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary.Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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ABSTRACT
Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented. Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary. Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions. Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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Income per physician in relative terms for general practitioners and all physicians: Selected countries, selected years 1970-87
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f6-hcfr-89-supp-033: Income per physician in relative terms for general practitioners and all physicians: Selected countries, selected years 1970-87

Mentions: The data that have been collated2 are presented in Figures 4-6. Income is given in PPP-adjusted U.S. dollars. In terms of gross income, Japan has the best paid physicians, followed by the United States and Germany. British, Danish, and French physicians have the lowest earnings. By and large, these differences seem to be related more to countries' economic characteristics than to the methods of remuneration in use. To some extent, this calls to mind the more general link that was shown to exist between a country's economic level and the level of its total expenditure on health care (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1977, and Schieber, 1987).


Health services utilization and physician income trends.

Sandier S - Health Care Financ Rev (1989)

Income per physician in relative terms for general practitioners and all physicians: Selected countries, selected years 1970-87
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4195147&req=5

f6-hcfr-89-supp-033: Income per physician in relative terms for general practitioners and all physicians: Selected countries, selected years 1970-87
Mentions: The data that have been collated2 are presented in Figures 4-6. Income is given in PPP-adjusted U.S. dollars. In terms of gross income, Japan has the best paid physicians, followed by the United States and Germany. British, Danish, and French physicians have the lowest earnings. By and large, these differences seem to be related more to countries' economic characteristics than to the methods of remuneration in use. To some extent, this calls to mind the more general link that was shown to exist between a country's economic level and the level of its total expenditure on health care (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1977, and Schieber, 1987).

Bottom Line: Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented.Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary.Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
Statistics from several Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries on consumption and cost of health care services, physician workload, and physician earnings are presented. Data are analyzed according to type of physician payment used: fee for service, per case, capitation, or salary. Incentives theoretically embodied in each payment method are often offset by other factors--scale of charges, patient out-of-pocket payment, and patient access or physician activity restrictions. Moreover, the impact of payment method on use appears to be weaker than the impact of such factors as population morbidity, national health insurance, professional ethics, and medical technology.

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