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U.S. Doctors Paid More Than Overseas Peers on Higher Charges
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. doctors earn more than their European, Canadian and Australian counterparts, with American orthopedic surgeons outpacing their peers by a wider margin than primary-care doctors, a study found.

Primary-care doctors in the U.S. made an average of $187,000 in 2008, according to the study in the journal Health Affairs. Orthopedic surgeons made $442,000. That rate was more than double what the surgeons in Australia, Canada, France and Germany made. U.K. orthopedists made on average about 73 percent as much as their U.S. counterparts.

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