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Infectious disease physicians play important healthcare role, but compensation is low

Apr 16, 2018 - FierceHealthcare

Physicians who specialize in infectious diseases play an important role in healthcare, but their compensation doesn’t match their value, according to a new report.

While they help manage disease outbreaks and antibiotic resistance, these physicians’ salaries rank toward the bottom when compared to those of other physicians, a survey (PDF) by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) found.

Infectious disease (ID) specialists earn an average of $215,000 a year, according...