Hard Choices: Health Care at What Cost?

Hard Choices: Health Care at What Cost?

by Donald Drake, Mark Jaffe, Susan Fitzgerald

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Based on a series originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer , this short compilation takes the reader on an informative journey through three typical hospitals in the United States, Canada, and Germany. The authors, three Inquirer reporters, elegantly commingle the stories of individual doctors, patients, and hospital administrators with meaningful statistics in order to demonstrate the glaring differences in these three medical systems and their impact on all involved. After reading this book, one cannot help but better appreciate the frustration experienced by practitioner and patient alike and better understand the wasted resources so pervasive in the American medical system--two issues critical to successful reform efforts. Hard Choices provides a needed primer on the current health reform debate while offering viable and proven alternatives from which Americans, striving to build a new system, can learn. For all popular health collections.-- Karen A. Wolin, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

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