1. Attracting doctors to Western Massachusetts a difficult proposition, survey says | masslive

    Attracting doctors to Western Massachusetts a difficult proposition, survey says | masslive

    Seventy-five percent of responding physicians in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties told The Massachusetts Medical Society that the pool of available physicians from which they recruit is inadequate. That makes this the second-most difficult labor market in the state. Half the doctors here said it is difficult to retain staff and 40 percent said it was difficult to fill vacancies.

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