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Intended and Unintended Consequences

What Should We Really Worry About?

Published in: Medical Care, v. 45, no. 1, Editorial, Jan. 2007, p. 3-5

Posted on 2007

by Elizabeth A. McGlynn

Despite spending nearly 2 trillion dollars annually on health care services, American adults receive just half of recommended care for the leading causes of death and disability.

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