Within weeks of graduating from medical school in July 1981, my physician wife and I moved to Philadelphia to begin our internships. Philadelphia seemed a world away from suburban Long Island, New York, where I grew up, but it has been my home for most of my professional life.
Thomas J. Van Hoof, MD, EdD, Lisa G. Harrison, MSN, Nicole E. Miller, BS, Maryanne S. Pappas, MS, Michael A. Fischer, MD, MS
An important study by RAND Corporation showed problems in the overall quality of care (patients received only 55% of recommended services among 439 quality measures) as well as variability of care (quality of medical services ranging from 10% to 79% depending on medical condition).
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