CALVIN E. OYER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
To the editor: The paper by Humphrey and colleagues (1) proves that renal transplantation in multiple myeloma can be successfully done, at least to the extent of providing 15 months of "complete rehabilitation" before the inevitable death. Their report undoubtedly reflects a high caliber of patient care, and no criticism of the authors is intended. However, their report, when considered in the context of present socioeconomic conditions in medicine, raises serious questions about our order of priorities in health care. At this time, when medical care is being rendered at high cost in patients with an inevitable fatal outcome, many
OYER CE. Economic Limits to Care. Ann Intern Med. ;84:338–339. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-3-338
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