Consumer Health Perspectives Vol. VI No. 4 August 1979

Fee-for-Service, Private Practice Medicine: Problems and Contradictions (Steven Jonas, M.D.); CITY HOSPITALS: I’ve Been There; (John Eric Jacobi, M.D.); Delay Exposed, HEW TO INVESTIGATE NYC HOSPITALS; MALPRACTICE AND QUALITY (Donald Rubin); BOOK REVIEW Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies, Congress of the United States, Office of Technology Assessment, September 1978 (Michael M. Gansl, M.P.H.)

This issue revisits the contradictions of fee-for-service reimbursement, details the failures of cutting hospital budgets, explores the relationship of malpractice and quality, and includes a book review of an assessment of technology conducted by the federal government.

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