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Caring for our patients - fact or legend - an economic view

S.B. Williamson
Curationis | Vol 3, No 4 | a303 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v3i4.303 | © 1981 S.B. Williamson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 1981 | Published: 26 September 1981

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S.B. Williamson, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

The debate on economic aspects of health care is beset with the conflict of balancing supply and demand, of offering a less adequate service to all people, or a maximal service to relatively few. Somewhere along this continuum is an area of optimal service; providing a range of services which the country can afford, the point at which we can best cut our coat to fit our cloth.

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