Healthcare reform: More than the money

O'Mara, Peggy
March 1994
Mothering;Spring94, Issue 70, p4
Discusses the importance for healthcare reform to go beyond the emphasis on costs to focus on the human dimension of healing, the quality of hospital care and food, patient advocacy, the doctor-patient partnership and other psychological factors which contribute to healing.


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