Medicine: Crisis of Organization

NATIONAL HEALTH

Crisis of Organization

The "health industry" is already the nation's third biggest employer. By 1975, it may well be the biggest. Costs for its services are rising twice as fast as the general cost of living, and are expected to keep on soaring, hospital costs to the tune of 250% by 1975, physicians' services by 160% and dental care by 100%. Yet the industry is ill-organized and inefficient, and much of the care given in hospitals is of poor quality. That is what the National...

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