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New York hospitals are to be paid to train fewer doctors

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7081.623e (Published 01 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:623
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Connecticut

    Teaching hospitals in New York State are to be paid to reduce their numbers of graduate medical training positions.

    The Graduate Medical Education Demonstration Project will provide $400m (£250m) in payments over six years to New York hospitals that agree to reduce their training programmes by 20-25%. The project is an attempt to stem the surplus of doctors nationwide and to reduce the relative excess of specialists.

    New York has an oversupply of doctors

    HANK MORGAN/SPL

    New York state has been chosen to pilot the …

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