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September 23/30, 1998

Physician Recommendations vs Insurance Coverage for Growth Hormone

Author Affiliations

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


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

JAMA. 1998;280(12):1052-1054. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-12-jbk0923

To the Editor.—The article by Dr Finkelstein and colleagues1 on the discord between physician recommendations and insurance coverage for treatment and the accompanying Editorial by Drs Sabin and Daniels2 are important in helping Americans understand that the health coverage one receives, especially for emergency and elective treatments, can be affected by the organization providing health care coverage.

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