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How Many Primary Care Doctors Do We Need?

We have too many specialists and need more primary care doctors is a mantra repeated so many times that one has to doubt its veracity. What’s the metric by which we determine how many doctors we need and by which we assign their tasks? There doesn’t seem to be one separated from divination. Consider this…

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Why Your Doctor Doesn't Need a Raise

An article in Boston Magazine entitled Why Your Doctor Needs a Raise could be the emblem for what’s wrong with the delivery of medical care in the Western world. The article examines the condition of medicine in the Bay State a year after the start of its government sponsored system of medical insurance. The article…

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