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—In regard to the question about whether health care is too costly, please see the reply to Dr Rex Hawkins above. I agree that getting second opinions will be a bureaucratic mess, but we can accomplish it at the local level. Since I sincerely believe that some form of accounting will occur, it is best that we be involved in its planning to minimize the bureaucracy and, most importantly, to retain and/or regain our patient advocacy position.
Zimmerman TJ. Eye Care Not Too Costly-Reply. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(7):917. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070090019011