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Overview of and Comments on Callahan and Wasunna's 'Medicine and the Market: Equity v. Choice'
The Johns Hopkins University Press via Physicians for a National Health Program Link to more items from this source
Aug. 9, 2006
Excerpt: [The authors'] reading of the literature and data on competition in health care allows only a soft conclusion: it may work here and there in bringing an increase in efficiency and cost control, but most likely only if coupled with strong government regulation designed to make it work. There is no consistent evidence anywhere that an unregulated competitive market can achieve those goals, much less do so while maintaining reasonably equitable access.

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