LEMUEL C. MCGEE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The phenomenal growth in a variety of prepayment plans to cover a major part of hospital and surgical costs for the care of patients is one of the remarkable socioeconomic developments on the North American continent during the past thirty years. Responding to the impetus of the depression following the 1929 financial debacle and the critical need to keep open hospital doors, Blue Cross plans rapidly became a way of life. Civic leaders, sociologists, hospital administrators, managers in industry, officers serving organized labor, welfare administrators, insurance actuaries, and many others became interested in the prepayment method to defray hospital and
MCGEE LC. Quo Vadis?. Ann Intern Med. ;58:192–193. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-1-192
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(1):192-193.
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