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Plan for compensating full-time physicians involved in medical education.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10214845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In response to growing financial pressures, many academic institutions have begun rewarding full-time faculty primarily on the basis of productivity. This formula often overrewards procedure-oriented specialists while poorly compensating primary care physicians. Collections have little to do with clinical effort, and rewarding productivity alone ignores the many other qualities important to the academic mission. We developed a simple, adjustable plan for quantifying and rewarding faculty behavior consistent with the goals of the institution. Eight categories are weighed by the departmental chairperson or committee, including previous year's salary, productivity, patient satisfaction, administration, academic rank, teaching, research, and quality of care. This plan is flexible and rewards behavior consistent with departmental priorities. It also allows for individual members of the department to increase their salaries by adjusting their behavior. As federal funds for training continue to decrease, teaching, research, and other scholarly activities might not be fairly compensated. Unless each institution prospectively develops a program that rewards those activities that the institution values, many important scientific and educational activities will be completely replaced by the more tangible efforts of patient care.
Authors:
M P Milad; S K Hendricks; L E Williford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-20     Completed Date:  1999-05-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA. milad@nwu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Education, Medical / economics*
Physicians / economics*
Salaries and Fringe Benefits*
Teaching / economics*
United States

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