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While the American health care system has consistently been criticized for its noticeable detriments, few have taken the time to recognize the significant benefits and potential of this system. But with Skin in the Game, authors John Hammergren and Phil Harkins provide a comprehensive overview of the history of our health care system, an explanation of its current state, and a picture of the great strides that they see being made in the near future.
Introduction. A Thousand Miles of Health Care and the Last Two Feet.
Chapter 1. Unmanaged Care.
Chapter 2. From Tree Bark to Roots to Bar Codes and Robotic Arms.
Chapter 3. Why We Go to the Hospital Today And Why We Will Go There Less Often in the Future.
Chapter 4. The Doctor Will See You Now.
Chapter 5. Accounting for Care.
Chapter 6. How Technology is Putting the Patient at the Center of Care.
Chapter 7. The Blueprint for Change.
Appendix A. Helpful Websites, Tips, Resources and Guidelines for Educating Yourself.
Posted March 28, 2008
To quote Hammergren in his scorecard in the 'blueprint for change' I rate this book an F-. He keeps equating health care with commercialized industries such as the airlines. How absurd. What we need to do is take the commercialization out of healthcare.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.