Female radiation oncologists earn less than male peers

The US study shows the effect is further compounded over a whole career affecting benefits and retirement

Female radiation oncologists collect less in US Medicare reimbursement dollars than their male counterparts, even when they see similar numbers of patients, according to a new study.

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Depending on the setting, female radiation oncologists collected an average of US$27,000-$143,000 (Australian $38,114-$201,865) less than their male counterparts in 2016, the authors report in JAMA Network Open.

"Armed with the knowledge that disparity exists, we are better positioned to understand . . . and