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Why are Medicine’s Top Earners Not the MDs?

A new article in The New York Times analyzes the disparity between the salaries of physicians and those of health administration executives: “The base pay of insurance executives, hospital executives and even hospital administrators often far outstrips doctors’ salaries, according to an analysis performed for The New York Times by Compdata Surveys: $584,000 on average for an insurance chief executive officer, $386,000 for a hospital C.E.O. and $237,000 for a hospital administrator, compared with $306,000 for a surgeon and $185,000 for a general doctor.”

Read it in The New York Times