Opinion: Cuts to Physician Training Would Affect Care
Democrats and Republicans in Congress are considering reducing Medicare reimbursements for physician training, which "could dramatically limit the ability of patients to see physicians, even for critical illnesses," Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, write in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece. Pardes and MillerÂ write thatÂ "Congress must increase the number of doctors hospitals can train and not reduce the funding available for the training. The short-term budgetary savings of graduate medical education cuts are not worth the long-term negative impact on patients."
- "We Can't Afford To Train Fewer Doctors" (Pardes/Miller, Wall Street Journal, 7/12).