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Study highlights income gap between white and black physicians
Modern Healthcare

White male physicians earn considerably more than black male physicians, according to a recent study that analyzed annual income data of more than 58,200 physicians.

The study, published by BMJ, found that white male physicians earn nearly 35% more than black male physicians, even after accounting for factors such as hours worked, medical specialty and experience.

The researchers looked at annual income data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2000 to 2013 and data from 2000 to 2008 by the Center for Studying Health System Change and found that white male physicians earned $253,042 compared with $188,230 for black male physicians. Data from both surveys accounted for 58,272 physicians.

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