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March 4, 1998

Potentially Ineffective Care in Intensive Care

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;279(9):651-654. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-9-jbk0304

To the Editor.—The analysis of the effects of reimbursement methods on the rate of PIC by Drs Cher and Lenert1 raises several important and provocative issues. The Editorial2 that accompanied the article raised questions about their methods and suggested that managed care might "encourage the right care for the wrong reason."