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Thus, Group Health Insurance experience provides a valuable source of information in treated morbidity and physician utilization patterns as they occur in a large population being cared for under the predominant mode
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Physician Service Patterns and Illness Rates.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1294_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1294.
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