Physician salary, nuts and bolts

Excellent post on some of the options available to generalist physicians, and why the shift-work of hospitalist medicine is so appealing:

I think this is one of the reasons doctors are leaving primary care to be shift workers. There is at least some guarantee that the work you do will result in an increase in income. Putting in hundreds of unpaid hours trying to run an efficient private practice, and probably falling short of the mark, provides no guarantees.