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- Nov 27, 2002
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Step 5. Government determines your hours, as we already have a "shortage"
Your point here made me think about some of the various debates that surround the idea of a physician shortage such as the midlevel issues, subsidies for primary care, EMTALA and so on. Do we really have a shortage of physicians, ie. a supply problem or do we have a shortage of physicians willing to work for what patients and their third party payers will pay, ie. a demand problem?