Economic income in peruvian physicians according to the specialty: A cross-sectional analysis of the ensusalud 2015

Alvaro Taype Rondan, J. Smith Torres-Roman, Percy Herrera Añazco, Carlos Alva Diaz, Ana Brañez-Condorena, Miguel G. Moscoso-Porras

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Abstract

Objectives. To evaluate the relationship between having a medical specialty and the monthly income of Peruvian doctors, and to compare the economic incomes among areas with higher and lower density of medical doctors in Peru. Materials and methods. We analyzed data of the National Satisfaction Survey of Health Users (in Spanish: ENSUSALUD) carried out in Peru in the year 2015. This survey, with a national level of inference, was performed on physicians working at health facilities in Peru. Monthly income was measured considering all paid activities of the physician. Crude and adjusted prevalence ratios (PR and aPR) and their 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated through Poisson regression models with robust variance, taking into account the complex sampling of the survey. Results. Out of 2 219 Physicians surveyed, 2 154 (97.0%) observations were analyzed. The probability of earning > S/5 000 (1 572.3 USD) per month was 29.1% for general practitioners; 65.6% for specialists; 63.0% for clinical specialists; 70.5% for surgeons, and 55.7% for other specialties. Compared to general practitioners, physicians with clinical, surgical, and other specialties were more likely to earn > S/5 000 per month (aPR = 1.44, 1.49, and 1.26, respectively). The probability of earning > S/5 000 was higher in those working in departments with low medical density. Conclusions. Monthly incomes were higher for specialist physicians than for non-specialists. Economic incomes were higher in departments with lower density of physicians, which may encourage physicians to work in these departments.

Translated title of the contributionEconomic income in peruvian physicians according to the specialty: A cross-sectional analysis of the ensusalud 2015
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)183-191
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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