The President of the American Medical Association pledged that association members will seek new ways to increase their efficiency and productivity, and praised the Administration for calling the National Conference on Medical Costs to seek solutions to health care cost problems.
Milford O. Rouse, MD, AMA president, said that he hoped the Administration will call a halt to new legislation in the health field until existing programs can be evaluated and duplication eliminated.
Dr. Rouse's statement:
"We commend the Administration for showing its concern for rising health care costs by calling a national conference on the problem.
I am sure that good can come from such a frank exchange of ideas. The American Medical Association, on its part, has demonstrated its continuing concern in many ways. We have sponsored our national conference on the socio-economic aspects of health care, and we have other such conferences scheduled.
"Just last week the