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December 10, 2003

Factors in the Increasing Prevalence of Hypertension

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(22):2940-2942. doi:10.1001/jama.290.22.2940-a

In Reply: Dr Schrock argues that other factors, such as employment opportunities, are also important in determining specialty choice. We agree. In fact, a study1 we cited reported that the strength of the job market was associated with the relative attractiveness of diagnostic radiology as a specialty. Additional factors not included in our model, such as employment opportunities and others, could account for the variation in specialty preference not captured by our model.

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