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The American College of Physicians believes that there is an increasingly urgent need to address a growing national problem, that of many Americans lacking access to health care. Spiraling increases in health care costs are reducing access to health services, especially for those without health insurance protection or the financial means to pay. Cost containment actions are increasingly undermining the basic infrastructure on which delivery of services depends-facilities and personnel. Further, many of these cost containment actions are eroding the ability of physicians to provide optimum care for their patients.
Access to Health Care: Executive Summary. Ann Intern Med. ;112:641–644. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-112-9-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(9):641-644.
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