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Should Your Doctor Be Thinking About Society’s Healthcare Costs?
The Health Care Blog

You probably want your doctor to care about people, but how much do you want her to care about all of them? That’s the question I ask when I read articles – generally by bioethicists, often respectable ones – asserting that one of the moral responsibilities of physicians is to be responsible stewards of the healthcare dollar. This rhetoric concerns me, because I worry it may ultimately degrade the already-challenged physician-patient relationship.

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