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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Caring and curing

Caring and curing

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(p.70) 18 Caring and curing
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0018

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

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