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Brownlee, Shannon
January 2004
Atlantic;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 293 Issue 1, p145
The article presents the author's proposal regarding how to reign in medical spending. The author suggests that a government institution, which the author names the Clinical Sciences Institute, needs to be created in order to measure the effectiveness of treatments, procedures and medications. Data collected by the Clinical Sciences Institute would allow health insurance agencies to determine which treatments to cover. The information would also provide doctors and other medical professionals with sound scientific evidence of a treatment's efficacy and risks.


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