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- Dec 14, 2004
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taken from: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/06/22_drshortage.shtml"There is evidence that doctors who grew up in rural areas are more likely to practice in rural areas," said Janet Coffman, research associate at the Petris Center, based at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, and lead author of the report. "It's a matter of seeking out those health care professionals who want to practice in those communities."
does anyone else see the flawed logic here. ive seen this argument used time after time for rural and underserved both. in other words, docs who grew up in rural/underserved areas tend to practice in rural/underserved areas, therefore they must have always wanted to do that. i think its pretty bogus actually, as theres large potential for confounding variables on which im hesitant to speculate for various reasons
Correlation implies causation logical fallacy