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November 2, 1935

Medical Economics

JAMA. 1935;105(18):1435-1438. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440045017

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THIS PANEL SCHEME  EDWARD F. KLEIN, M.D.Perth Amboy, N. J.I'll look no more. Let my brain turn and the deficient sight topple down headlong.—King Lear, act 3, scene 6.The only excuse for writing this article on the panel system is one self conceived and self assumed. However, for justification I feel that my experiences and contacts in Germany, Austria, France and Great Britain afford me some right to communicate to my colleagues facts which they have the right to know. In some instances I have drawn on personal talks with physicians working under the panel scheme in their respective countries; in others, on knowledge gained through experience in clinics, in hospitals and with physicians not under the scheme. Many statements are excerpts of panel laws and are consequently true to the crude facts.Of particular concern is the panel system in England. Being late in introducing compulsory

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