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In Reply: I appreciate and respect Dr Turiel's point of view that the US health care system needs continuous quality improvement, that there is good and bad in the role of industry, and that old age is not a golden time for many people, particularly for the frail elderly persons who are an important focus of her book, although frail elderly persons comprise only about 11% of the geriatric population.1
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