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What ails America

Melissa Sweet
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (5): 273.
Published online: 1 September 2008

Public and professional debate about health services has traditionally been dominated by concerns that needy patients are missing out on helpful care. In recent years, another perspective has been gaining ground: that too many people are having unnecessary, ineffective or even harmful tests and treatments.

  • Melissa Sweet

  • Health Journalist, NSW

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