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Now Is the Time: Physician Involvement in Health Care Reform

Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH; Steven H. Miles, MD; and David K. Haugen, MA
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Departments of Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center and The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Requests for Reprints: Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, Medicine Office (814), Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Grant Support: Supported by the Health of the Public Program of the Pew Charitable Trust and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1993;118(3):226-227. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-118-3-199302010-00014
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Physician involvement in health care reform must go beyond the roles of organized medicine, and must occur on a local as well as national level. We outline a variety of ways for practicing physicians to become involved in health care reform and in redefining the fundamental purposes of the health care system. Our actions as physicians during the next few years can help shape reform. The choice now is to lead or be left behind.

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