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Half of US doctors want national health insurance programme

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7425.1187-a (Published 20 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1187
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    A substantial proportion of US doctors supports government legislation to establish a national health insurance programme.

    Researchers led by Dr Ronald Ackerman of the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, sampled 3250 doctors from the American Medical Association's physician masterfile, which is recognised as the most complete and accurate list of licensed physicians in the United States (Annals of Internal Medicine 2003;139:795-801).

    All participants were sent the survey and asked to respond to 12 questions, including whether they support or oppose the idea of governmental legislation to establish national health insurance and a …

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