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Back to the Future

  • Kerr L. White
Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Abstract

Change is the order of the day! Industries, banks, governments, the military, even churches and sometimes universities, restructure ever more frequently. Mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, divestments, closures, bankruptcies, changed policies, and fresh managements are the instruments of change. Rapid dissemination of new knowledge and old wisdom keep shifting the opportunities, expectations, and values to which the social institutions of our global village must respond. The health and medical enterprises are no exceptions; change has occurred in the past and it will in the future. The the medical establishment’s problems are among the most daunting—even threatening—because of the profession’s traditional top-down, elitist, “doctors know best” stance. But that too will change, or be changed.

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Medical School Mission Statement Clinical Epidemiology Bipolar Affective Disorder Rockefeller Foundation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kerr L. White
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller FoundationNew YorkUSA

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