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The United States is entering an era of increased concern about the values and ethics of health care providers and administrators. This trend has been advanced in part by the failure of the health care system to control its rapidly expanding costs. Marsh and Yarborough contend that by expanding physicians' understanding of beneficence, the challenges of the current health care crisis can be met without compromising the integrity of the system. They use neonatal, geriatric, and "self-abusive" patients as examples to support their argument. Their clearly stated purpose, to explain how to provide medical care with a moral foundation and
Medicine and Money: A Study of the Role of Beneficence in Health Care Cost Containment. Ann Intern Med. 1991;114:173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-2-173_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(2):173.
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