Severed Trust: Why American Medicine Hasn't Been Fixed / Edition 1

Severed Trust: Why American Medicine Hasn't Been Fixed / Edition 1

by George D. Lundberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465042929

ISBN-13: 9780465042920

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Basic Books

This no-holds-barred book includes a new chapter presenting a comprehensive, politically achievable, private-public solution to the health care dilemma-one that preserves the best of the present system, eliminates the worst current problems, and represents our nation's last best chance to contain costs without a government takeover of medicine.

Overview

This no-holds-barred book includes a new chapter presenting a comprehensive, politically achievable, private-public solution to the health care dilemma-one that preserves the best of the present system, eliminates the worst current problems, and represents our nation's last best chance to contain costs without a government takeover of medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465042920
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised and Updated Edition
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Prologueix
Introduction: A Medical Memoir1
1The Enemy Is Us: Why Medical Care Costs So Much and What We Can Do About It17
2The Question of Queues: Why We Have to Ration Care49
3The Coverage Circus: Why What You Need Is Not Always What You Get77
4There Is No Alternative to Medicine: Why People Buy Care Wherever They Find It105
5Mouse Calls for House Calls: The Benefits, Deficits, and Promotion of Internet Care127
6A Terminal Profession: Why Medicine Is Under Attack155
7Uninformed Consent: When Disclosure Is Incomplete, Misleading, or Nonexistent185
8Disclosures on Death: Why Doctors Should Help Patients Die217
9The Search for Quality: It All Begins on the Autopsy Table245
10The Way to Reform: Thinking About a Better System271
Epilogue: International Health Care Reform295
Acknowledgments299
Index301

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