"The study on surgical services for the United States": a valid prescription for American surgery?

E. F. Hughes*, E. M. Lewit, M. V. Pauly

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Abstract

The overall approach of SOSSUS to the study of surgical services, the interpretation of findings, and policy recommendations are rightly called into question. But singular concern with the consequences of monopolistic control by the profession is no substitute for analysis of the dynamics among demand, production, and supply of surgery. Any delivery system--and many models are feasible--involving consumers, providers, and payers is a market in which multidimensional behavior must be anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)465-484
Number of pages20
JournalMilbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, Health and Society
Volume55
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Health Policy

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