1Q [3a] What will be the field's top ethical issue in five years?

Selvam, Ashok
March 2002
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Mar2002, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p32
Trade Publication
Discusses ethical issues facing the health care industry in the U.S. in 2007. Problems in addressing several citizens who lack health care coverage; Conflicts of the philosophy of medical ethical decisions; Increase in the cost of health care.


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