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This collection of essays stems from a series of seminars in health and medicine held at the Harvard Center for the Analysis of Health Practices. It is an attempt to use material from decision theory, statistics, and economics to provide an approach to the question "How can we get the most from the resources we allocate to medical care?" The seminar chose to attack surgery since that field is one of the most costly in our health care system. The book is divided into four parts: background and general principles, surgical innovation, established procedures, and new procedures.
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Costs, Risks, and Benefits of Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;88:136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-136_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):136.
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