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Unemployment quadruples among German doctors

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1353a (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1353

Unemployment has quadrupled among German hospital doctors over the past 13 years, according to statistics presented last week to the Marburger Bund, Germany's representative organisation for hospital doctors. The worst affected are postgraduate hospital trainees and those working in regions belonging to the former West Germany.

The latest figures produced by Germany's central employment bureau show that at the end of 1995, 5800 trainees and 1900 fully trained specialists were registered unemployed. This figure includes 5400 postgraduate trainees in the states of the …

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