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During the 1970s, American public policy toward medical care passed rapidly through three phases, according to Harvard sociologist Paul Starr: at first a movement toward further regulation and broader social participation in the benefits of medicine; then doubts and stalemate, a time when national compulsory health insurance was not enacted; and finally a reversal of earlier redistributive and regulatory programs. Starr goes on to predict on the basis of both history and current trends that, in the future, corporations of various kinds will increasingly finance and control medical practice?"third party" participation with a vengeance. Subtitled on the dust jacket, The
The Social Transformation of American Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1039. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1039_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1039.
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