JAMES V. WARREN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Despite great scientific advances in medicine, serious problems in the delivery of health services exist today. The physician himself is already deeply involved in this problem. We need a resolution of how medical care can best be distributed and what type physician would be most effective in this regard. Currently available analyses are not totally satisfactory. Granted that we know the type physician to produce, what is the most efficient way to produce him?
The burden on the medical schools of this country is great, much greater than just an increase in population. How do we increase the medical schools' output of physicians? Can the medical school survive as an academic institution under this great load? Finally, this is a costly matter. Who is going to pay the bill for the total health and medical activity in the United States?
WARREN JV. The Problem of Providing Health Services. Ann Intern Med. ;69:951–955. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-951
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):951-955.
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