Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fox News Incorrectly Sites the New England Journal of Medicine for Defamatory Statistic

Fox News, on multiple programs, reported that if 'ObamaCare' passes that 45.7% of physicians would opt to stop practicing, citing a poll from the New England Journal of Medicine. This is completely erroneous.

Basic fact-checking found that the source of the statistic is a physician recruitment firm in Texas called "The Medicus Firm". They are using their statistic as promotional material. It was NOT from the New England Journal of Medicine, and Medicus polled their existing population of clients to attract their certain type of clientele with this statistic.


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