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A hurdle for health reform: Patients and their doctors

New York Times, March 3, 2009

As a conversation about healthcare reform intensifies, much of the focus is on the role the government and insurance companies will play in a revamped health system. But surprisingly little attention has been paid to the role that patients and their doctors have played in shaping the way medical care is delivered, according to this article in the New York Times. Ultimately, for any reform to work, patients will have to change their behavior, the article states.