Thursday, October 07, 2004

Maryland faces 40 percent loss of physicians

The high cost of healthcare - here's the real cause

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland's largest association of doctors said yesterday that as many as 40 percent of the state's physicians will close or leave the state if lawmakers do not soon address rising costs brought on by increasing medical malpractice premiums. The dire prediction, the key finding of a statewide survey of doctors, was announced yesterday, the same day that surgeons at Prince George's Hospital Center — frustrated about the rising premiums — announced a plan to stop performing non-emergency surgeries starting Nov. 15. more.......

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