Board Requirements for Economists Who Write on Medical Subjects? A Comment on “The Condition of Surgery”

The conventional economic ideal of supply and demand market forces is inappropriate- and imperfect- in allocating medical resources. The “practice of surgery” includes qualitative and economic values beyond numerical counts of operations or fees. National interests will be better served by regulating the professional requirements for surgical practice.

Author(s): Francis D. Moore

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Volume 55, Issue 4 (pages 455–460)
Published in 1977