Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Medical school budget cuts could hurt health care work force, recruitment - Kevin Litten, The Times-Picayune

Budget cuts being weighed by legislators could sharply reduce the number of doctors starting residency programs later this year, diminish the health care work force and lead fewer future doctors to come to Louisiana. That's according to the directors of the LSU medical schools in both New Orleans and Shreveport, which rely heavily on partnerships with hospitals under contract to provide health care to the poor. Together, the schools send nearly 1,500 doctors into residency programs annually, including at hospitals like University Medical Center in New Orleans and University Health in Shreveport.

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