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Editor's Correspondence
May 25, 1998

Managed Care Bashing—Reply

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

Arch Intern Med. 1998;158(10):1155. doi:

In reply

As Brody and Bonham point out, we share much common ground. We agree that our profession's tolerance of some colleagues' cupidity under fee-for-service opened that way for today's corporate invasion; that increased teamwork can improve care; that many managers are fine human beings; and that national health insurance is the best way forward. But we're skeptical that managed care is a step in that direction, or that profit-driven incentives are likely to do more good than harm.

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