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Healthcare Focus: Quality or Quantity

Healthcare Focus: Quality or Quantity

What is the message?    What do you want? The World Health Organization definition of health has not changed since 1949.  We were asked this the first day of medical school.  No one answered correctly: Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Political strategists play with focus groups to achieve Machiavellian goals.  Issues can be framed positively or negatively.  In a recent series of  soundbites with Republican and…

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