Doctor Shortage

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    New Jersey Set To Lose 2,800 Doctors By 2020 - New Jersey 101.5 FM

    This story got me thinking about how we may have to address the fact that there may be 30 million new patients, and we already facing a doctor shortage.

    Possible solutions?
     
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    Start by reversing the 21% Medicare Physician pay cut that just went through this week, and then go from there.
     
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    WTF would want to spend one's life in a legally hostile, empirically oppressed , politically collusive carear.....?
     
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    A friend of mine once said she thought the way to address this issue was to open up the medical schools, make them easier to get into, less expensive, and give American students preference when it comes to enrollment.
     
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    Money?

    I have a few friends whose children have chosen medicine as a career. All girls. A trend perhaps?

    Would tort reform help?
     
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    I've thought of that. However, "making them easier to get into" often means lowering standards. I've seen what that means in public ducation - not just for students but for teachers as well.


    I definitely like the idea of giving American students preference. That's a big issue in engineering as well.
     
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    I think perhaps the standards for entrance into medical school are too high. We need doctors. Don't make the boards easier, just make it easier to get in in the first place.

    My niece just finished medical school. I told her I had a mole I wanted removed, lol.
     
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    imho, tort reform is merely corporatism's side show fueling the malpractice insurance debacle.....
     
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    I don't know that much about it, but I have seen some ridiculous numbers when it comes to malpractice insurance. And we all know of ridiculous payouts for frivolous suits.

    Congrats to your niece Allie. Another girl... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Thanks, she's a peach!
     

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