Facts about doctors

…new M.D.s per senior fell by about a third over the last three decades.

Much as I sometimes mistrust doctors, that is not good news.  And I find it sad how infrequently this number is discussed.  There is more from Bryan Caplan here.  And get this:

New male M.D.s per person are down by over 45%.

That is a sign of rising female prominence when it comes to educational success, but there is no good reason why the flow of male doctors should be falling so rapidly; it’s not as if men suddenly have lost the ability to doctor.


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