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Flatlined : resuscitating American medicine

Author: Guy L Clifton
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
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Flatlined lifts the veil of secrecy on twenty-first century health care and delves into the realities of good people caught in a bad medical system. Dr. Guy L. Clifton, a practitioner as well as a policy advocate, reveals first-hand accounts of needless tragedy, such as the young man who died after a car wreck for lack of a bed in a qualified hospital and the surgeon who was dejected by the scarcity of resources  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Clifton, Guy L., 1949-
Flatlined.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009
(DLC) 2008011239
(OCoLC)213379689
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy L Clifton
ISBN: 9780813546261 0813546265 1281958824 9781281958822
OCLC Number: 311579332
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 322 p.) : ill.
Contents: Not business as usual --
Unreliable emergency services --
An eroding infrastructure --
Fifteen years lost --
Handed health care's leftovers --
Where we are headed --
Thirty percent waste-or fifty? --
Poor quality primary care --
Dangerous hospitals --
Violation of dignity: the end of life --
Unnecessary surgery --
Perverse payment incentives --
Three pathways to hospital profitability --
Pharmaceuticals: remarkable innovation, shameless puffery --
Private health insurance: no added value --
The end of the employer-based tax subsidy --
No coverage expansion without cost control --
A workable plan for reform --
Establishing standards --
Prioritizing primary care --
Reducing spending on hospitals and specialists --
Positioning of a national medical quality system.
Responsibility: Guy L. Clifton.

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Examines the causes and consequences of the breakdown of American health care, the plight of millions of uninsured families, and the vicious cycle of high prices and low-quality treatment.  Read more...

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