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—Dr James and colleagues are correct to point out that regionalization of tertiary care services must be considered in the context of an overall system for meeting the health care needs of a population. The Dawson report, the classic British treatise on regionalization published in...
To the Editor.
—I am amused by the apparent confusion Dr Ginzberg1 is trying to create in the health care system reform arena by only focusing on financing and capacity. We are dealing with a control crisis.
It is well known that the markets in a purely capitalistic society are cruel. The...
—Drs Siguel and Lerman indicate that two of 29 patients in our study developed evidence of heart disease while on a low-fat diet. One of these two subjects was a 70-year-old woman who developed an acute myocardial infarction and after having angiography was documented to have severe...
Abstract To the Editor. —Dr Grumbach and colleagues1 are to be commended for their creative study of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS) outcomes, geographic access, and regionalization of health care in the United States and Canada. We found the study particularly thought-provoking with...
—To determine how often interpreters were used for Spanish-speaking patients, patients' perceived need for an interpreter, and the impact of interpreter use on patients' subjective and objective knowledge of their diagnosis and treatment.
To the Editor.
—Previous reports1 suggesting that pertussis vaccination considerably increases the risk for bronchial asthma in schoolchildren prompted us to add a structured interview to all the families in a double-blind study of per
tussis vaccines to assess whether pertussis vaccination...
—We feel that our interpretations were appropriately qualified. Although meta-analysis does examine mean scores, it is important to point out that six of the 23 studies we analyzed included children most likely to demonstrate effects, namely, those children who were reported to...
Its comprehensive coverage suggests that Nuclear Wastelands is intended primarily as a reference work. Yet, the coverage is sharply limited by many still-intact secrecy walls, although some have started to crumble.
Enough information, however, has been released to yield a large book. It is well...
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