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F ew p r o p o s i t i o n s a b o u t the medica l p ro fess ion have ga ined s u c h r a p i d accep tance , wi th so l i t t le jus t i f i cat ion, as the no t ion t ha t genera l i s t p h y s i c i a n s shou ld be ga tekeepers . S ince 1972 when Congres s p a s s e d the HMO Act, t h r o u g h recent p roposed re forms t ha t endor se m a n a g e d(More)
STATUS PANIC is appearing among physicians in the United States today. This disorder, characterized by anxiety and personal insecurity, tends to occur when challenges to an individual 's claim to prestige make enjoyment of his or her prestige uncertain and unstable. Recent reports have suggested that physicians' high status in society has fallen, leading(More)
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