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10 Factors Limiting Physician Compensation

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Here are the top 10 factors physicians reported as limits to their income, according to the 2011 Physician Compensation Survey by The Medicus Firm.

Reimbursement decreases: 30.2 percent
Other: 12.8 percent
Personal choice (to work and make less): 11.3 percent
Payor mix: 10.8 percent
Overhead increases: 9.4 percent
Patient volume/patient load: 9.4 percent
Changes from health reform: 6.2 percent
Competition with other physicians: 4.5 percent
Inefficiency: 4.3 percent
Malpractice premium costs: 0.9 percent

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