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A discursive dictionary of health care was prepared by the staff of the House Subcommittee on Health for use by legislators and the public "in order to clarify . . . the bewildering array of new and unfamiliar terms which have become part of the National Health Insurance debate."
Conventional medical dictionaries do not define the terms of medical organization and financing despite their ubiquity in current medical periodicals. The twenty-fifth edition of "Dorland's," for example, does not define standard terms such as "audit," "peer review," or "third party," let alone jargon such as "kiting" or "me-too-drug." This compact 182-page
A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:767. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-6-767_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(6):767.
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