JESSE L. STEINFELD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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If one accepts the statement that not making a decision is in fact making a decision to allow events to proceed without any overt action by the "nondecision" maker, then the United States does indeed have a national health policy in its bicentennial year of 1976. That policy is an ever changing amalgam of laws, regulations, judgments, opinions, prejudices, and actions of governmental agencies such as the Social Security Agency, Social and Rehabilitation Service, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Management and Budget, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the U.S. Senate,
STEINFELD JL. National Health Policy 1976. Ann Intern Med. ;85:669–671. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(5):669-671.
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