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<i>Caring and curing</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0018
Caring and curing

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This chapter presents a 1991 commentary on the costs of medical care. It addresses the question: Can we afford miracle medicine's full cost, given that it involves an enormous outlay of community resources and long-term social consequences? It uses the US as an example to illustrate the financial crisis with respect to medical care.

Keywords: health care; medical care; public health; community resources

Chapter.  1576 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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