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October 1996

Managed Care and the Community Surgeon

Author Affiliations

From the Office of the Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.

Arch Surg. 1996;131(10):1024-1026. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1996.01430220018003

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Managed care is rapidly spreading in the United States. Although it has led to reduced costs, the patient-physician relationship has been negatively affected. Managed care has an impact on patient care, student learning, and residency training. Physicians must act together to maintain a quality medical care system in this country. Arch Surg. 1996;131:1024-1026

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