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Editor's Correspondence
October 12, 1998

Rebuttal to Editorial

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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(18):2068. doi:

Regarding Alpert's commentary,1 the transition to managed care has to be seen as at least bittersweet. The "joys" of professional practice as Alpert remembers them were no longer affordable to a government committed to represent our national patient base. Projections were ignored, excesses were denied or explained away, and the forces of change came roaring down the track, unabated and with a vengeance.

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