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Health Care: It's Not What It Used To Be

Health Care: It's Not What It Used To Be
What should the role of physicians be in today's and tomorrow's health care system? That is the central question discussed in the ...

From Cottage Industry to Big Business: Impact on Medical Practice
Radical changes during the past two decades have transformed health care from a cottage industry of independent physician entrepreneurs to ...

Today's Doctor: Physician or Technician?
As Ivan Ilych lies dying, Tolstoy describes how his physician punctiliously orders special foods, prods, sounds, auscultates, and ...

The Doctor and I: Old Roles and New Realities
It hardly takes an astute observer of national affairs to figure out that extraordinary things have been happening in medicine. The ...

Medicine and the Consumer Revolution
Today, the most prestigious medical journals are reporting alarming numbers of unnecessary surgeries and inappropriate treatments, and a ...

The Malpractice Dilemma
The thorny medical-legal issue of medical malpractice has become a national dilemma. In 1989, the New York Times published data from the ...

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