You obviously do. You responded didn't you? But let's not get too bent out of shape here, shall we? If your point in posting the article on Canada's doctor shortage was to illustrate that the US can expect to face the same "rationed time for quality care", then you should have just said so when you posted the article. A valid argument, but I just don't see the same thing happening here in the US.
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"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Again, you obviously care about what I think. You've responded twice now.
"Who's more foolish? The fool or the one who follows him?"
Last I checked this was a public forum. People share their ideas which in most cases are "opinions". If you can't handle that and you don't like what I have to say, by all means put me on your ignore list. It's just that simple. (And believe me, it won't hurt my feelings one bit.)
(Pssst...Can I still blame Canada for this? )
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U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors - WSJ.com
post #39, this thread
Part of the employment criteria for many public health employees is that they have atleast a 2-yr degree. However, there are lots of PH employees who have 4 yr degrees from well known accredited colleges and universities.
So, I don't think the quality of care will go down nor will the quality of the educated professional. What is likely to happen, however, is public health departments just like medical centers/clinics will likely get swamped at first, but things will level out once many of the administrative functions and services become more standardized. It happened when school immunizations was effectively "shared" between private practises and the public health system. I expect the same will take place within all facets of the health care industry where routine services are provided all over again.