Study: Hospitalists With Lower Base Salaries Are More Productive

New data suggests the lower the proportion of total compensation paid as base salary to hospitalists, the higher productivity tends to be, according to the State of Hospital Medicine: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data and an MGMA news release.

Adult hospitalists who received 50 percent or less of their compensation as fixed base salary reported the highest median work relative value units compared to colleagues. Those who received 50 percent or less of their compensation as base salary reported 5,407 wRVUs, compared to 4,591 wRVUs for those who received 51 to 70 percent of their compensation as base salary and 3,859 wRVUs for those who received 71 to 90 percent of their compensation as base salary. Hospitals who received 91 to 100 percent of compensation as base salary had the lowest median reported wRVUs, at 3,571.

Read the MGMA news release on hospitalist compensation models.

Read more about compensation:

-8 Statistics About Cardiologist Compensation by Group Type (note: this link is no longer available)

-Orthopedic Surgery Call Coverage Payments: Understanding and Applying Survey Data

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