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From the Editor: Welcome! Health Policy Newsletter ____________________________________________________________ Volume 11 Number 1 January, 1998 Article 1 ____________________________________________________________ From the Editor Welcome! David B. Nash, MD, MBA* * Thomas Jefferson University Copyright ©1998 by the author. Health Policy Newsletter is a tri-annual publication of the Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health System Department of Health Policy, 1015 Walnut Street, Suite 621, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Suggested Citation: Nash DB. From the editor: Welcome!. Health Policy Newsletter 1998; 11(1): Article 1. Retrieved [date] from David B. Nash: Welcome! Health Policy Newsletter Vol. 11, Number 1 (January 1998), Article 1 From the Editor Welcome! Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)/Jefferson Health System Health Policy Newsletter. The lineage of this newsletter can be traced to 1990 when the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes began a thrice annual distribution of a modest newsletter depicting campus wide activities in health policy. In those days, we defined health policy in the broadest possible terms to include health services research activities on our campus as well as the social and economic implications of scientific advances in the basic sciences and clinical medicine. For nearly eight years, the Health Policy Newsletter reached a limited audience on the Center City Campus of what is now the TJU/Jefferson Health System, as well as a select mailing list of persons external to the system interested in our progress. With the rapid expansion of the system itself, especially over the last two years, the members of the editorial board joined me in our desire to reach as many members of our system as possible. As a result of this desire, and with the enthusiastic support of the

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