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US doctors rush to join unions

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1217
  1. Fred B Charatan, Florida

    Increasing numbers of doctors in the United States are joining unions as a result of the enormous changes that are occurring in the healthcare system. The American Medical Association estimates that of the 720325 doctors in the US, between 14000 and 20000 now belong to one of the eight unions.

    “Interest has increased exponentially in the last …

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