E. D. PELLEGRINO, M.D.
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In estrangement one seeks pretexts.
At this time when more people than ever before are involved in providing medical care, patients are becoming more and more dissatisfied with the personal services they receive. Clearly we are not properly using the various skills of a growing number of health professions for the benefit of patients.
Problems in medical care are due in part to a remarkable divergence of professional goals and educational objectives among the groups of individuals who are all earnestly devoted to a common purpose—the care of the ill person. Further obstacles are a striking lack of
PELLEGRINO ED. The Physician and the Nurse. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1140–1145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1140
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1140-1145.
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