PASQUALE E. PERILLIE, M.D.
To the editor: In more than 20 years of treating hundreds of patients with proven iron deficiency anemia, I have found little need to resort to combination iron preparations. With most such patients, simple iron salts proved to be totally effective and reliable. I am not unique in this experience (1). Not only do sustained released preparations add an element of variation in response, but equally pertinent is the increased cost they add to oral iron therapy. As the health care industry is being challenged by federal and state governments and by the public to control costs of care, I
PERILLIE PE. Cost of Iron Therapy. Ann Intern Med. ;86:364. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-3-364_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(3):364.
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