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The earning curve: How production, comp change over time

Physician productivity-and as a result, compensation-isn't uniform throughout a career. So if a practice loses a physician in his or her prime, finding a replacement contains certain risks. Will the new physician be less productive? Will he or she drag down the practice's overall profitability? Depending on the specialty, one way of answering those questions is to look at how long the physician has been practicing medicine.