New England Journal Of Medicine Denies Health Care “Survey”

Posted by | March 18, 2010 10:34 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Thomas Wellborn

The Right-Wing media have been pushing a  “survey” that claims 45% of doctors they sampled “indicated that they would leave medicine – or try to leave medicine – as a result of health reform.”  Various journalists have credited this report to the The New England Journal of Medicine.

Media Matters reports NEJM spokesperson Jennifer Zeis denies the report is connected in any way to the NEJM.  She is currently investigating the source of the survey.

So, in sum, the right-wing media has seized upon what appears to be essentially a promotional document from a physician recruitment firm in order to argue that health care reform will cause physician recruitment and retention problems in the future.

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