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UM WHAT? September 2009
Amy L. Fairchild
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By giving lists of patients’ A1C levels to physicians and health care institutions, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is engaging not simply in surveillance but is altering the health system as well. Yet because of the ways in which we have historically discussed surveillance—either in terms of the state as intruder or state as provider—we risk missing the true import of the measure.
Author(s): Amy L. Fairchild
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Volume 87, Issue 3 (pages 571–574) DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00569.x Published in 2009
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