Medicine's Dilemmas: Infinite Needs versus Finite Resources

Medicine's Dilemmas: Infinite Needs versus Finite Resources

by William Kissick
     
 

In this important book on the American health care system, a physician and expert in health care management, who helped draft the Medicare legislation, discusses the dimensions of the current crisis and the financial and medical implications of alternative proposals and offers long term strategies for addressing the problem.
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Overview

In this important book on the American health care system, a physician and expert in health care management, who helped draft the Medicare legislation, discusses the dimensions of the current crisis and the financial and medical implications of alternative proposals and offers long term strategies for addressing the problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300059649
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/01/1994
Series:
Yale Fastback Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Prefix
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Somebody Has to Pay1
Ch. 2Health-Care Issues of the 1990s11
Ch. 3An Infinite Quest23
Ch. 4A Cultural Affair33
Ch. 5Resource Allocation48
Ch. 6Medicine and Management66
Ch. 7The Past as Prologue75
Ch. 8National Health Insurance86
Ch. 9"To the States Respectively"101
Ch. 10Promoting the General Welfare118
Ch. 11Hang Together or Hang Separately134
Ch. 12Health Care for the Twenty-first Century149
Notes161
Index175

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