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How are the Doctors affected by Reform

Table Projections data from the National Employment Matrix

Occupational title

SOC Code

Employment, 2006

Projected
employment,
2016

Change, 2006-16

Number

Percent

Physicians and surgeons

29-1060

633,000

723,000

90,000

14

 
   


Table  Median compensation for physicians, 2005.

Specialty

Less than two years in specialty

Over one year in specialty

Anesthesiology

$259,948

$321,686

Surgery: General

228,839

282,504

Obstetrics/gynecology: General

203,270

247,348

Psychiatry: General

173,922

180,000

Internal medicine: General

141,912

166,420

Pediatrics: General

132,953

161,331

Family practice (without obstetrics)

137,119

156,010

Footnotes:
 (NOTE) Source: Medical Group Management Association, Physician Compensation and Production Report, 2005.

Table  Percent distribution of active physicians in patient care by specialty, 2005

Percent

Total

100.0

Primary care

40.4

Family medicine and general practice

12.3

Internal medicine

15.0

Obstetrics & gynecology

5.5

Pediatrics

7.5

Specialties

59.6

Anesthesiology

5.2

Psychiatry

5.1

Surgical specialties, selected

10.8

All other specialties

38.5

Footnotes:
 (NOTE) Source: American Medical Association, Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US, 2007.