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Old 11-08-2012, 10:54 PM
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Doctors are also damned if they do, damned if they don't.

A doc is sued for malpractice if he doesn't run a bunch of tests, thereby taking a conservative route, and it turns out the patient has a major issue which those tests would e devalued earlier.

A doc is sued for malpractice if he runs a bunch of tests after opting to take a more aggressive diagnostic stance, and it turns out nothing is wrong with the patient.

My uncle is a retired OB/GYN. He might've made a nice salary, but when you pay over $750,000 in medical malpractice insurance, your paycheck doesn't look that great after all.

Another friend of mine is a pediatrician. After 9 years in school, and close to $100,000 in student loan debt, his $110,000/year salary doesn't seem all that great after all.

One of my concerns lies with the government reducing doctors' profits, thereby slashing yearly salaries, what incentive will there be for someone to give up 8-12 years of their life to college and medical school, not to mention the sacrifice of a social and family life?
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