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Volume 8  Number 2  •  Fall 2003
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The Business Model of Medicine: Modern Health Care’s Awkward Flirtation with the Marketplace
By James P. Whalen
This article appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of The Independent Review

The business approach to health care in the United States has led to wasteful marketing campaigns, counterproductive competition, and dubious financial ties between industry and academic research. The U.S. health-care system should be overhauled so that decisions are made to improve health, not the bottom lines of corporate enterprises.

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