Avoiding the Unintended Consequences of Growth in Medical Care: How Might More Be Worse?
Fisher, Elliott S.
Welch, H. Gilbert
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 1999 February 3; 281(5): 446-453
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Fisher, Elliott S.; Welch, H. Gilbert (1999-02-03)The United States has experienced dramatic growth in both the technical capabilities and share of resources devoted to medical care. While the benefits of more medical care are widely recognized, the possibility that harm ...
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