The Canadian Institute for Health Information has just released a new report on physician compensation. The report is based on billing and payment information received from medical care plans across the country. It is further broken down into services and specialties per province.
Here are some of the highlights:
- In 2010–2011, total clinical payments to physicians increased 6.0% over the previous year to more than $20 billion. This was a smaller increase than in the previous two years (9.7% and 7.9%).
- The average gross clinical payment per physician in 2010–2011 was more than $307,000, an increase of 3.1% over the previous year. This was the smallest year-over-year increase for the five years presented.
- In 2010–2011, the average gross clinical payment per physician ranged from $236,000 in Prince Edward Island and $250,000 in Nova Scotia to $340,000 in Ontario and $350,000 in Alberta.
For more details, you can access a free copy of the National Physicians Database report by clicking on the link below.