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Nearly 3,400 military medical workers quit this year because of #furloughs. #sequestration

Nearly 3,400 military medical workers quit this year because of #furloughs. #sequestration

Related Stars and Stripes' sequestration coverage Dr. David Zonies does surgery on injuries caused by a mine blast at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Oct. 23. Linda Davidson/ The Washington Post Nearly 3,400 military medical workers quit this year in the months when furloughs were threatened or being carried out because of spending cuts known as sequestration. The vast majority of those losses were with Army medical facilities. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army's surgeon general, says one out of 20 of her civilian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers -- or 2,700 out of 42,000 civilian health employees -- left their jobs for work elsewhere. She said departing staffers included highly skilled clinicians, scientists, researchers and other health workers. Eighteen percent were doctors and nurses, her staff says. Medical support assistants, dental assistants, med...

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