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April 8, 1950

Group Medicine and Health Insurance in Action

JAMA. 1950;142(14):1112. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910320074025

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This detailed and actual account of a medical group practicing under a prepayment medical care plan explains the organization, financing and operation of the group practice unit and shows the limitations as well as the benefits which accrue to physician and patient. The authors are members of the Central Medical Group of Brooklyn, and their report covers the first two years of the group's experience as one of the components of the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York. As a component of the health insurance plan the Central Medical Group provides medical care, preventive as well as curative, for more than 20,000 persons under a system of voluntary prepaid health insurance.

To physicians already in group practice and to physicians interested in joining or developing a group this book offers a wealth of valuable information. Such subjects as legal aspects of group practice, medical personnel, administrative, auxiliary and clerical

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