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Read it and weep (Part 2)

A consultant surgeon

The standard of UK medicine is nose-diving terribly and all around those who should be sorting it out are playing their fiddles like Nero!

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Educationalists seem to be the chief villains there. Not surprising really, when they're still devising new methods for learning to read, write and add up. You'd think that would have been sorted some time ago - I'm sure the Ancient Babylonians had the measure of it - but no, modern bureaucrats will always find their own way of re-inventing the wheel without any reference to existing knowledge of bearings, grease, axles or even circularity...
Feb 2, 2009 at 4:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P
The main issue seems to be that the State has trained/is training too many medical students.

So I commented as follows:

"Sounds to me like a pretty typical failure of central planning.

Is anyone surprised?"

I might also have said it's no wonder all the senior guys complain when too many juniors are coming in; supply/demand and all that. Their enormous rewards might get cut down a bit? But I didn't want to say that on a doctors' site - might have got a bit of hate mail! They are all terrible statists.
Feb 4, 2009 at 11:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Duffin

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