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Fresh Medical Industry News Reveals Earnings & Productivity Changes For Physicians

A new survey by Medical Economics details surprising statistics on earnings and productivity for healthcare professionals in the United States, including an increase in wages for many doctors accompanied by a decrease in patient loads.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 3, 2008 -- A newly-released 2008 Medical Economics survey focusing on earnings and productivity for physicians in America features some intriguing statistics concerning the financial successes and challenges faced by today's professional medical community. The March and April 2008 survey polled more than 175,000 American physicians on practice size, productivity, compensation, expenditures, third-party payer arrangements and basic demographics. Details of the survey are available by following the [Medical Economics survey] link.

"This survey points to some fascinating trends for primary care physicians in terms of geography, business models, wages and medical practice areas," explains Sean Keating, Product Director for Modern Medicine, the website for doctors that offers medical industry news and an online medical library as a resource for physicians. "We polled more than 175,000 American physicians on many demographic areas, and the resulting statistics are very enlightening about the changing face of healthcare and physician lifestyles. I think every physician in the U.S. can benefit from this trenchant medical news."

Among some of the findings discussed in the survey is the decrease in weekly patient visits nationwide for primary care physicians while patient loads for general and family practitioners increased, as well as the earnings discrepancy for physicians based upon geographic locale and business model.

Full details of the 2008 Medical Economics survey for healthcare professionals are available at [About] is an innovative online clinical decision-support resource that provides healthcare professionals with instant answers to clinical and practice management questions from highly credible and trusted sources. Our mission is to become the leading online clinical decision-support, CME and practice management resource for healthcare professionals. provides healthcare professionals with access to a robust, cross-specialty online medical library of updated content that is complemented by interactive tools and features. [] features current and archived content from Advanstar's award-winning journal portfolio including Medical Economics, Drug Topics, Contemporary OB-GYN and Urology Times. Covering 20 specialties from Allergy to Urology, Modern also provides reviews from more than 100 of the world's top peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as comprehensive coverage from over 50 major industry conferences and scientific sessions. Alerts and institutional updates from NIH, FDA, CDC and other government agencies are reported in real time as part of the medical resources on our healthcare professional website.

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