Patients as consumers

October 2004
Employee Benefit News;10/1/2004, Vol. 18 Issue 13, p9
Presents several letters to the editor in response to the article "Can Patients Really be Health Care Consumers," by Richard D. Quinn, published in the September 1, 2004 issue of the journal "Employee Benefit News." Concept of health care consumerism; Influence of doctor-patient relationship on health care costs; Correlations of emotions, illiteracy, intimidation and health care consumerism.


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