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Getting what we deserve : health and medical care in America

Author: Alfred Sommer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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John Hopkins School of Medicine professor Alfred Sommer evaluates the health care system in the United States, discussing cost, the pharmaceutical industry, life span, newly developed treatments, how it compares to the systems of other countries, and related topics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sommer, Alfred, 1942-
Getting what we deserve.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)752876355
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Sommer
ISBN: 9780801893872 0801893879
OCLC Number: 304078484
Description: xii, 133 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Genesis : from few to many-in fits and starts --
Disease is the sum of all evils --
Genes : sometimes "destiny," sometimes not --
The complex nature of causality --
The consequences of our own behavior --
Choosing the healthier lifestyle --
From science to policy : the path is anything but linear --
The U.S. health care system --
Who's healthy? Who's not? Why?
Responsibility: Alfred Sommer.

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Humorous, sometimes acerbic, and always well informed, Sommer's thought-provoking book will change the way you look at health care in America.  Read more...

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An ideal, nonalarmist first book on what needs reforming in American health care. * Booklist * Al Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a giant in the world Read more...

 
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