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October 27, 2004

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TP

I've been really interested in this for some time, both b/c of brother TP, who just finished his surgical residency where this was a serious issue, and b/c of the antitrust suit making it's way through litigation pertaining to the medical residency system.

adrianne truett

and what are your thoughts?

vik

The antitrust suit was dismissed sadly due to a last minute rider to a budget(?) bill that exempted hospitals from the suit...apparently Mass General Hospital convinced Ted Kennedy to do this claiming that the costs for hospitals to comply would be prohibitive and so they would have to deny care to more poor people...I have no idea if Kennedy actually was dumb enough to believe this but that was the official reason that the AMA sent out in its email newsletter...Maybe one day things will improve but right now its not looking good for the patients or the residents ...

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