Medicine Challenged

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Medicine is experiencing crises of unprecedented proportion. This book addresses, in a critical though constructive manner, the increasing commercialization of medicine, the greed and loss of professionalism of many of its members, its excessive fragmentation into subspecialties, and the education of the physician, which is increasingly controlled by the pharmaceutical and surgical implant industry. All these factors have played a major role in the current healthcare crisis, manifested by the inexcusable millions...

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Overview

Medicine is experiencing crises of unprecedented proportion. This book addresses, in a critical though constructive manner, the increasing commercialization of medicine, the greed and loss of professionalism of many of its members, its excessive fragmentation into subspecialties, and the education of the physician, which is increasingly controlled by the pharmaceutical and surgical implant industry. All these factors have played a major role in the current healthcare crisis, manifested by the inexcusable millions of uninsured people, the unaffordable cost of health insurance, and the grossly inferior care the poor receive in this country. The author blames the medical profession for having contributed to the perpetuation of some of the problems, and calls its fellowship and its representative organizations to respond by correcting the flaws that are correctable, and to throw their support behind initiatives that will ensure restoration of the high moral standards that made medicine a most noble profession.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604744569
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 0.39 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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