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Health Costs / Store Front Medicine #83675

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 12, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Springfield, Virginia) Quality of care received at freestanding or convenience medical clinics examined; system recalled established to counter high costs of traditional health care. [Medical investment analyst Michael LECONY - notes potential for industry] Jean Wilkins' experience cited as example [Dr. William CASSIDY - notes cost for Wilkins had she gone to hospital emergency room.] [PHP Corporation Charles ROBBINS - thinks convenience clinics are the wave of the future.] [LECONY - equates such clinics with fast-food chains.] [American Medical Association spokesperson Dr. Robert GILLESPIE - criticizes opportunism of freestanding clinics, quality of care.] [Dr. Walter JOHNSON - defs. clinic.] Immediate impact of such facilities on private practitioners discussed.
REPORTER: George Strait

Robinson, Max;
Strait, George

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