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As a physician who is woefully undereducated in economics, I initially approached this work as a neophyte. The book indeed contains some revealing information about health costs and financing. However, most of the book is devoted to reasoned arguments that lead to the concluding chapter with its ten recommendations for changes in the financing and delivery of health care. That chapter, titled "Policy Recommendations," seems to convey a prećis of the direction taken by the Reagan administration concerning health care. This alone is adequate reason to read the book. It is certainly worthwhile to view health care from the vantage
The Economics and Politics of Health.. Ann Intern Med. ;99:425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-425_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):425.
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