Infectious diseases physicians: Improving and protecting the public's health: Why equitable compensation is critical

Matthew Zahn, Amesh A. Adalja, Paul G. Auwaerter, Paul J. Edelson, Gail R. Hansen, Noreen A. Hynes, Amanda Jezek, Rodger D. MacArthur, Yukari C. Manabe, Colin McGoodwin, Jeffrey S. Duchin

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Abstract

Infectious diseases (ID) physicians play a crucial role in public health in a variety of settings. Unfortunately, much of this work is undercompensated despite the proven efficacy of public health interventions such as hospital acquired infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, disease surveillance, and outbreak response. The lack of compensation makes it difficult to attract the best and the brightest to the field of ID, threatening the future of the ID workforce. Here, we examine compensation data for ID physicians compared to their value in population and public health settings and suggest policy recommendations to address the pay disparities that exist between cognitive and procedural specialties that prevent more medical students and residents from entering the field. All ID physicians should take an active role in promoting the value of the subspecialty to policymakers and influencers as well as trainees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Communicable Diseases
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Keywords

  • Compensation
  • ID physician workforce
  • Public health
  • Value of ID physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Zahn, M., Adalja, A. A., Auwaerter, P. G., Edelson, P. J., Hansen, G. R., Hynes, N. A., ... Duchin, J. S. (2019). Infectious diseases physicians: Improving and protecting the public's health: Why equitable compensation is critical. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 69(2), 352-356. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy888

Infectious diseases physicians : Improving and protecting the public's health: Why equitable compensation is critical. / Zahn, Matthew; Adalja, Amesh A.; Auwaerter, Paul G.; Edelson, Paul J.; Hansen, Gail R.; Hynes, Noreen A.; Jezek, Amanda; MacArthur, Rodger D.; Manabe, Yukari C.; McGoodwin, Colin; Duchin, Jeffrey S.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 69, No. 2, 01.01.2019, p. 352-356.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Zahn, M, Adalja, AA, Auwaerter, PG, Edelson, PJ, Hansen, GR, Hynes, NA, Jezek, A, MacArthur, RD, Manabe, YC, McGoodwin, C & Duchin, JS 2019, 'Infectious diseases physicians: Improving and protecting the public's health: Why equitable compensation is critical', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 352-356. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy888
Zahn, Matthew ; Adalja, Amesh A. ; Auwaerter, Paul G. ; Edelson, Paul J. ; Hansen, Gail R. ; Hynes, Noreen A. ; Jezek, Amanda ; MacArthur, Rodger D. ; Manabe, Yukari C. ; McGoodwin, Colin ; Duchin, Jeffrey S. / Infectious diseases physicians : Improving and protecting the public's health: Why equitable compensation is critical. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019 ; Vol. 69, No. 2. pp. 352-356.
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