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Public Health Rep. 2000 Mar-Jun;115(2-3):144-50.

Caring relationships: an investment in health?

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  • 1WellChild Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts 02110, USA. pagorski@wellchildfoundation.org

Abstract

Although the US has created the most expensive, technologically advanced medical system in the world, health outcomes are not commensurate with investment. The author argues that providers and policy makers have neglected the effect of human relationships on health, citing research showing that better relationships lead to better health. The author concludes with recommendations for improving public health by supporting society's investments in social capital.

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PMC1308703
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