American Medicine & The Public Interest / Edition 2

American Medicine & The Public Interest / Edition 2

by Rosemary Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520210093

ISBN-13: 9780520210097

Pub. Date: 01/01/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


The reissue of Rosemary Stevens's groundbreaking book on the growth of medical specialties offers a new opportunity to consider the state of the American health care system. Updated with an extensive new introduction and a new bibliography, Stevens's book chronicles the development of the medical profession and shows how increasing emphasis on specialization has

Overview


The reissue of Rosemary Stevens's groundbreaking book on the growth of medical specialties offers a new opportunity to consider the state of the American health care system. Updated with an extensive new introduction and a new bibliography, Stevens's book chronicles the development of the medical profession and shows how increasing emphasis on specialization has influenced medical education and public policy. She details specialization's effects on health care costs and on health care providers, and her concerns are especially timely: the implications of technology and the resulting ethical dilemmas, the issues of insurance, many people's limited access to care. As a long-time observer of American medicine, Stevens makes a valuable contribution to the current debate on how best to provide—and pay for—a high level of medical care in this country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520210097
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Edition description:
First Edition, Updated Edition with a New Introduction
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

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