Unformatted text preview: consumption and substitute cheaper goods for costlier ones. The effects may include a reduction in risky behavior, such as driving or alcohol use, and therefore a reduction in accidental injuries. Income loss may also lead some people to consume fewer calories and thereby to avoid obesity. Then because of this people are also less likely to make doctor visits causing much suffering. So the question is how can we reduce the suffering of job-losers and their family members who will become ill but not seek help at the onset of illness? How can we encourage them to seek care? How can we finance their care if they seek it? Ralph Catalano, Ph.D.“Commercial versus social goals of tracking What Doctors Do” New England Journal of Medicine 2009.http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/360/8/749...
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2009 for the course HEALTH SYS 1501 taught by Professor Sweeney during the Spring '09 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '09