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Medical News & Perspectives
September 15, 1999

Too Many Physicians Trained in Spain

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JAMA. 1999;282(11):1025-1026. doi:10.1001/jama.282.11.1025-JMN0915-2-1

Barcelona—"To study medicine at present in Spain implies a considerable risk of not practicing, since unemployment affects 22% of physicians, and it will increase in the future if public administrations do not adopt urgent, hard adjustment measures to balance the supply and the demand," warns a report analyzing in detail the labor market for physicians in Spain.

The report, released recently by the Confederación Estatal de Sindicatos Médicos (CESM) and coordinated by Alan Maynard, PhD, a professor of health economics at York University in England, is causing concern because of its dire forecasts.

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