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Policy Perspectives
February 24, 1999

A Concerned Optimist: An "Exit Interview" With Bruce Vladeck, PhD

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Ms Friedman is an independent health policy and ethics analyst based in Chicago, Ill.

JAMA. 1999;281(8):757-761. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.757

In September 1997, Bruce Vladeck, PhD, stepped down from his post as Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration after more than 4 years in office. Prior to that position, he served 10 years as president of the United Hospital Fund of New York, as a member of the faculty of Columbia University, and, from 1979 through 1982, as Assistant Commissioner for Health Planning and Resources Development of the New Jersey State Department of Health. He currently serves as a professor of health policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and as senior vice president of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.