Mistakes in Health Care Fearmongering


I comment made by someone brought up a very good point.

I have heard on multiple news sources that there is a New England Journal of Medicine report about how a large percentage of doctors would leave medicine if this passed.

I did a search through NEJM.  I couldn’t find the study.  When you are a scientist for a living you should check references.  I am embarrassed to say I didn’t do it until just now.  There appears to be no official study.  Could this go under urban legend?

If this study is real and I missed it someone, anyone send me the link.  If not I, like the comment that was left, want to see a retraction (although its likely we won’t).

Reasons like this are why I for one have been steadfast in my hope for a real and honest debate on this subject.  Get the truth out.  Do one step at a time and FIX THE PROBLEM.  Let’s not knee jerk and either pass up something worthwhile or do the wrong thing.

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Yoshi on March 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    It would be nice if that would happen, but unfortunately for the past year, it seems that whenever a debate was attempted, all that resulted was more nonsense.

    FYI, here is the link.

    http://www.nejmjobs.org/rpt/health-reform-may-reduce-physician-workforce.aspx

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