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Editor's Correspondence
September 10, 2001

In Care of Patients

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(16):2050. doi:

I enjoyed reading the recent article by Dr Dalen1 in the ARCHIVES titled, "Health Care in America: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Although I have been retired a few years, I've seen enough of colleagues who work in a state of emotional depression and discouragement or even cynicism. For me the key sentence in Dr Dalen's article was the following: "Physicians have lost the ability to guide the care of their patients."

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