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September 1992

Ophthalmologists Lose Big Under RBRVS

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia, Pa

Arch Ophthalmol. 1992;110(9):1200. doi:10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210018006

To the Editor.  —In an article in the January 1992 Archives,1 George Weinstein, MD, president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is quoted as saying that there are fewer residency applicants to ophthalmology programs because of the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS) and the reduction in ophthalmology fees. According to information sent to residency program directors with the results of the most recent ophthalmology resident match, the number of applications for ophthalmology residencies was higher than in any year since 1989.I wonder if Dr Weinstein has any other data or information that support the hypothesis that the number of applicants to ophthalmology residency programs is decreasing because of financial considerations.

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