Science Newsline—October 28, 2013
"When people receive a diagnosis, the cost of effective treatment may render it unaffordable for many," says Dr. C. Ronald MacKenzie, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery and lead author of the study. "While an optimal or fair system would mitigate these impediments to care, our survey of ACR members suggests that this is often not the case. In fact, physicians report they frequently find themselves in situations of ethical conflict in an effort to best serve their patients."
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