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This book is based on the proceedings of a recent national conference on otitis media initiated by the Public Health Service in cooperation with the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. In this text, the editors have attempted to provide a reasonably complete single source reference on otitis media, which not only updates and documents in concise form the present state of knowledge concerning the disease, but also indicates areas needing research and maps out plans for improvement in its prevention and treatment.
Part 1 describes the reasons for the recent intensified interest in otitis media on the part of the Public Health Service. An investigation of various methods of organizing, financing, and delivering medical care is underway, and by utilizing specific morbidity conditions as indicators or tracer diseases, the effectiveness of these various methods can be evaluated. It is in this regard that otitis media has been selected and
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