Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Doctors Going Galt

The New England Journal of Medicine (hardly a right-wing rag) reports a recent poll showing:
46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.

24% of physicians think they will try to retire early if a public option is implemented.

21% of physicians would try to leave medicine if a public option is implemented, even if not near retirement age at the time.
(Via @BradMD.)

Maybe our politicians need to read Brian Schwartz's talking points on why ObamaCare is wrong and won't work.

Update: Thank you, HotAir, for the link!

Update 2: The NEJM has updated the text of the page to reflect that the poll data comes from The Medicus Firm.

They note:
The opinions expressed in the article linked to above represent those of The Medicus Firm only. That article does not represent the opinions of the New England Journal of Medicine or the Massachusetts Medical Society.