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Monday, October 07, 2013

Think Tank Advocates Demise of Specialty Medicine in United States

Citing poor efficiency, high cost and equivalent outcomes without high tech medical interventions, authors Shannon Brownlee, Joseph Colucci, and Thom Walsh from the New America Foundation (“Productivity and the Health Care Workforce,” October 2013, see http://growth.newamerica.net/publications/policy/productivity_and_the_health_care_workforce) recommend no federal funding for additional graduate medical education residencies. They also propose that fee-for-service healthcare models should diminished or eliminated.