Key Burden Statistics: 2022 BFMV Physician Call Coverage Burden & Compensation Survey

Not only is BFMV’s fourth annual direct-to-physician call coverage survey an affordable source of physician call coverage compensation information, the BFMV survey is unique in that it provides statistics related to the "burden" of call, including in-person visits and phone call volumes for a variety of specialties. Following is a summary of key burden statistics from the 2022 survey.


1. Median Days of Coverage per Month

Cardiothoracic surgery, nephrology, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, and neurointerventional radiology reported taking more than 10 days of coverage per month. Smaller department size often means fewer physicians in the call rotation, and more call days per month, for many of these specialties.




2. Phone Calls per Shift

General surgery, neurosurgery, family medicine, psychiatry, and gastroenterology may take up to 15 phone calls per 24-hour shift.



3. In-Person Visits per Shift

General surgery, neurosurgery, family medicine, urology, and gastroenterology may respond in person 4 to 5 times per shift.



More information about the 2022 BFMV Survey can be found here, and the survey can be purchased here for $3,000.

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