NANCY N. DUBLER, LL.B.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published a report (1) showing, in large measure, that health is a function of the distribution of wealth and opportunity, which medicine cannot change. Medical care, however, can reach more of the young if physicians insist on the appropriateness of direct, unimpeded provision of care.
The report defines young people as those between the ages of 10 and 24. It states that unemployment and underemployment are the most serious problems confronting young people today, that every health problem has a social component, and that effective health care delivery systems require prior consultation with the
DUBLER NN. Provision of Health Care to the Young. Ann Intern Med. ;105:614–615. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-4-614
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(4):614-615.
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