Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs

Jeremy Petch, Irfan A. Dhalla, David A. Henry, Susan E. Schultz, Richard H. Glazier, Sacha Bhatia, Andreas Laupacis

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Abstract

We used data collected in the 2010 National Physician Survey and public payment data published in the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences report Payments to Ontario Physicians from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Sources 1992/93 to 2009/10 to estimate 2009/2010 net physician income from public payments for Ontario physicians by specialty. Incorporating overhead substantially affects estimates of physician income and changes relative position. For example, ophthalmologists were ranked second when only public payments were considered but eighth when overhead was included. Conversely, hospital-based specialties such as anaesthesia, radiation oncology and emergency medicine rank significantly higher after overhead is included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-36
Number of pages7
JournalHealthcare Policy
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Petch, J., Dhalla, I. A., Henry, D. A., Schultz, S. E., Glazier, R. H., Bhatia, S., & Laupacis, A. (2012). Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs. Healthcare Policy, 8(2), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.12927/hcpol.2012.23135
Petch, Jeremy ; Dhalla, Irfan A. ; Henry, David A. ; Schultz, Susan E. ; Glazier, Richard H. ; Bhatia, Sacha ; Laupacis, Andreas. / Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs. In: Healthcare Policy. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 30-36.
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Petch, J, Dhalla, IA, Henry, DA, Schultz, SE, Glazier, RH, Bhatia, S & Laupacis, A 2012, 'Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs' Healthcare Policy, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 30-36. https://doi.org/10.12927/hcpol.2012.23135

Public payments to physicians in Ontario adjusted for overhead costs. / Petch, Jeremy; Dhalla, Irfan A.; Henry, David A.; Schultz, Susan E.; Glazier, Richard H.; Bhatia, Sacha; Laupacis, Andreas.

In: Healthcare Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, 11.2012, p. 30-36.

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