Indebtedness and physician career choice or, the curious incident of the dog in the night-time

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Abstract

The average level of indebtedness incurred by medical students and resident physicians has increased 4-fold since 1975. Many have argued that high levels of educational debt will distort physician career choices and harm the public good. In this article, it is argued - using basic economic theory and data from multiple sources - that these dire consequences have not happened and are unlikely to occur in the foreseeable future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Medical Practice Management
Volume4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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