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Majority of Physicians Express Unfavorable Opinions of Health Care Reform Plan

-- Majority of physicians less likely to enter medical field today due to health care reform --

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new media study among 900 physicians revealed that the majority of physicians (71%) reported that they are not in favor of the Obama administration's plans for health care reform.

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The study was conducted by HCD Research and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO) using the MediaCurves.com® website during March 18-19, to obtain physicians' perceptions of current health care reform in the U.S.

The majority of physicians (63%) indicated that if they had the opportunity to choose their career today, they would be less likely to enter the medical field due to their knowledge of health care reform.

Among the findings:

    Which of the following best describes
     your overall opinion regarding the Obama
     administration's current plan for health
     care reform?
    -----------------------------------------


                                     Total
                                     -----
    Favorable                                29%
    ---------                               ---
    Unfavorable                              71%
    -----------                             ---


    If you had the opportunity to choose your
     career today, how would your knowledge
     of health care reform affect your choice
     to go into the medical field?
    -----------------------------------------


                                     Total
                                     -----
    I would be more likely
    to go into the medical
     field                                    5%
    ----------------------                  ---
    I would be less likely
    to go into the medical
     field                                   63%
    ----------------------                  ---
    I would be just as likely
    to go into the medical
     field                                   32%
    ----------------------                  ---


HCD Research is a marketing and communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ. The company's services include traditional and web-based research. For additional information on HCD Research, access the company's website at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393. MediaCurves.com® (www.mediacurves.com) is a media measurement website that provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans' perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

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