The world is not yet at a point where a professional physician or OB-gynecologist is being paid a salary that is comparable to a nurse.
And while the demand for OB-care workers in the U.S. is still rising, it’s unclear whether the country will see a rise in the number of OB-gyn’s within the next few years.
While the number and quality of OBGs is certainly a factor in the rise in pay for OBs, a closer look at the pay and compensation for OBGs also raises concerns.
As the U, the world’s biggest OB-health care economy, continues to expand its OB-patient population, it will be important to understand how the pay of OBG’s will compare with those of nurses, and how this will affect the health of the nation’s workforce.
This article first appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Healthcare Focus magazine.