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Invited Commentary
Health Care Reform
January 2015

Finding Value in Medicine

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, Alameda Health System, Highland Hospital, Oakland, California
  • 2Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 3Andrew Levitt Center for Social Emergency Medicine, Berkeley, California
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(1):118-119. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6357

“The medical care system in the United States is being restructured, with the goal of containing rising health care expenditures. Cost-containment strategies…have as their major purpose restraining the use of high-cost medical services. Yet little attention has been paid to how patients’ health and level of functioning in everyday activities are affected by these and other strategies.”1(p925)

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