THE ITALIAN federation of medical registrars has asked medical schools to halt enrolments for a year to combat a massive surplus of doctors.
Aldo Pagni, the organisation's president, said there were already 80,000 unemployed doctors in Italy, which has the world's highest density of doctors, dentists and specialists.
waldo lemieux wrote:FB
The building code analogy is dead on! Good post, I was beginning to think I was all alone
samhill wrote:The reasoning behind too many doctors in Italy & probably some others has more to do with the lower cost than any Gov. regulation. Some of the most established med schools even adopted English taught classes & besides luring foreign students the locals also see it as a way out of Italy to a country where they can make more.
In Italy the traditional policy of open access to medical schools has led to a chronic overproduction of physicians, with MD unemployment reaching 18% in 1995. Suspicions that the large intake of undergraduates has affected the quality of Italian medical graduates has also made it difficult for these unemployed doctors to find work
samhill wrote:Jpete, forget who you are replying to & read your own post, it says for your enlightenment that the Gov. has little control. The standards are still high from my understanding, it's just that the U.S. & others only take the cream of the crop & leave others. Gee, I can't even remember when I saw my first foreign doctor in the U.S. but I guess maybe in RI this is something new.
samhill wrote:M&G, I don't think the Gov. had any other choice when it comes to things like BC/BS & the like, they themselves branched outside the guidelines of 501tax exempt & not-for-profit, once you start investing in other things you can no longer keep those statuses, they are not the same but close & have guidelines. IMO many especially Ins. giants got away from paying taxes for far too long.
franco b wrote:jpete wrote:franco b wrote:I think there is some truth in most of these posts.
I think Mike and Gerry said it best to point out the line between regulation and management. When regulation turns into management and when that regulation exceeds its purpose of ensuring fair play and favors special interests for less than ideal reasons then we get the mess we are witnessing.
Regulation always favors one party over another.
When that is true it is a bad regulation probably arrived at for the wrong reasons, reasons other than to establish honest rules.
How could our sports team possibly operate without regulations or rules as to how the game is played. The game can be changed by such things as favoring the forward pass in football but both teams have the same chance.
There is the same necessity in business. Yes the market will sort things out in time but at what unneeded cost?