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Stephen Hansell, Ph.D. Department of Sociology Institute for Health Research http://sakai.rutgers.edu shansell@rci.rutgers.edu 609-203-2830
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Class 15 Physicians
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I. Public gives physicians a “labor market shelter” A. In return for assumed high quality care, docs are given a monopoly over medicine B. Docs are not “held accountable” for the results of their work
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I. A social profile A. Physicians tend to be urban, white, male, upper- middle class 1. But that’s changing B. High status C. High income
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Average salary for doctors Data from NY Times, 3/19/08 Note: physicians have expenses like malpractice insurance, staff and office expenses that are not reflected in these data
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Radiation oncology 487,000 Orthopaedic surgery 476,000 Diagnostic radiology 450,000 Plastic surgery 408,000 Dermatology 390,000 Anesthesiology 372,000 Otolaryngology 369,000 General surgery 330,000 OBGYN 297,000 Emergency medicine 258,000 Neurology 255,000 Internal medicine 192,000 Pediatrics 188,000 Family medicine 179,000
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II. Medical training
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course 920 210 taught by Professor Hansell during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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