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No windfall from rural flight

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Private hospitals expect to reap little benefit from rural doctors quitting the public sector over the pay-for-performance system introduced by the Public Health Ministry. 

"There's still lots of misunderstanding about concerns that the ministry's proposal will drive an exodus of state medical professionals to the private sector," said Dr Chalerm Harnphanich, chairman of Bangkok Chain Hospital Plc, the SET-listed hospital chain under the Kasemrad brand.

"State medical professionals are mostly general practitioners, but what private hospitals are in dire need of is specialists."

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