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38 Martin S. Feldstein, The Rising Cost of Hospital Care (Washington, D.C.:
Information Resources, 1971). Hospital care has outstripped by far the rise in
physicians' fees. The over-all cost of medical care has gone up faster than the
The construction of hospitals now costs in excess of $85,000 per bed, of which
two-thirds buys mechanical equipment that is made obsolete within less than ten
years.47 These rates are almost twice those of the cost increases and of the ...
Canada, France, and Switzerland are now catching up with the United States:
both their age-specific death rates for adult males and their global medical costs
are shooting up.50 The phenomenal rise in cost of health services in the United ...
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