Do female GPs earn less because they do more?

FEMALE GPs continue to earn less than their male colleagues - and it's not simply because they work fewer hours.

New research from the doomed BEACH project suggests women also earn less per hour because they squeeze more into consultations, spend longer with patients and do more non-billable work between encounters.

"They have a different style of medicine, generally," says Christopher Harrison, a PhD candidate and senior research analyst at the University of Sydney's Family Medicine Research Centre.

Where it takes men 25.3 hours to complete 100 encounters, it

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