“The Study on Surgical Services for the United States”: A Valid Prescription for American Surgery?

The overall approach of SOSSUS to the study of surgical services, the interpretation of findings, and policy recommendations are rightly called into question. But singular concern with the consequences of monopolistic control by the profession is no substitute for analysis of the dynamics among demand, production, and supply of surgery. Any delivery system- and many models are feasible -involving consumers, providers, and payers is a market in which multidimensional behavior must be anticipated.

Author(s): ; Eugene M. Lewit; Mark V. Pauly

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Volume 55, Issue 4 (pages 465–484)
Published in 1977