Charles B. Smith, MD; Mark Wolcott, MD
Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about the status of our health care system. Rising expenditures for health care have not been matched with improved satisfaction, and the increasing number of uninsured has focused public attention on the need to increase access to health care. Recent surveys indicate that most Americans now favor some form of universal health insurance (1), and even medical organizations, for a long time the defender of the status quo, are now discussing the need to improve access to health care. The American Medical Association (AMA) has entered the debate with its proposal "Health Access America" (2),
Smith CB, Wolcott M. Veterans Health Care: Lessons for a National Health Care System. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:907–909. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-11-907
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(11):907-909.
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