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January 7, 1998

The Spectrum of Medical Care: Curative, Rehabilitative, and Palliative—Reply

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(1):20-21. doi:10.1001/jama.279.1.17

In Reply.—Dr Sapir's comments reflect a misreading of my Editorial.1 He represents me as supporting a "broadened definition" of palliative care in which rehabilitative and restorative care are subsumed within the palliative care paradigm, and he also seems to misconstrue my remarks to suggest that all medical care is either curative or palliative. In fact, I argued precisely the opposite, that the curative model and the palliative care model are 2 diametric extremes: