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Air Force Physician and Dentist Multiyear Special Pay: Current Status and Potential Reforms

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Discusses the tendencies of Air Force physicians and dentists to accept Multiyear Special Pay (MSP). Eligible dentists have often accepted MSP although a majority of eligible physicians have not. Increasing MSP levels appears to increase the percentage of physicians who choose to accept MSP rather than leaving Air Force service.

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Overview

Discusses the tendencies of Air Force physicians and dentists to accept Multiyear Special Pay (MSP). Eligible dentists have often accepted MSP although a majority of eligible physicians have not. Increasing MSP levels appears to increase the percentage of physicians who choose to accept MSP rather than leaving Air Force service.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833046970
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Geoffrey Keating (PhD, Economic Analysis and Policy, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1991) is an employee at RAND.

Marygail K. Brauner (Ph.D. Engineering: Operations Research, 1986, UCLA) is an operations research analyst, RAND.

Lionel A. Galway (Ph.D., Statistics, 1987, Carnegie Mellon University) is a senior statistician at RAND.

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Table of Contents

Preface iii

Figures vii

Tables xi

Summary xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

Abbreviations xxiii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Physician Compensation 9

Dentist Compensation 11

Chapter 2 Trends in Accession, Retention, and Promotion in the Air Force Medical Corps, 1976-2007 15

Patterns in Medical Corps Accessions 16

Medical Corps Retention 23

Medical Corps Promotion 31

Chapter 3 Physician Cohort Analysis 37

Chapter 4 Trends in Accession, Retention, and Promotion in the Air Force Dental Corps, 1976-2007 49

Patterns in Dental Corps Accessions 49

Dental Corps Retention 54

Dental Corps Promotion 60

Chapter 5 Dentist Cohort Analysis 65

Chapter 6 Conclusions 71

Appendixes

A Estimating a Physician's or Dentist's Eligibility for Multiyear Special Pay 77

B Air Force Medical and Dental Special Pays, 1992-2009 81

C Logistic Regression Analysis of Physician Multiyear Special Pay Acceptance 93

D Using the Dynamic Retention Model 105

References 119

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