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Between 1950 and 1971 public expenditure for health insurance increased
tenfold, private insurance benefits increased eightfold,37 and direct out-of-pocket
payments about threefold.38 In over-all expenditures other countries such as ...
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 ...
The demand for old-age care has increased, not just because there are more old
people who survive, but also because there are more people who state their
claim that their old age should be cured. The maximum life-span has not
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The Epidemics of Modern Medicine
The Medicalization of Life
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