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To the Editor: We applaud the important work
of Dr Cunningham and colleagues,1 which
demonstrated significant reduction of charity care among physicians involved
with managed care plans and among those who practice in areas with high managed-care
penetration. These data suggest an alarming trend among US physicians, who
have traditionally provided significant charity care to patients without insurance
or ability to pay for medical care.
Larkin GL, Marco CA, Fields W. Managed Care, Charity Care, and the Common Good. JAMA. 1999;282(17):1619–1621. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-17-jbk1103
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