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Grassroots medicine : the story of America's free health clinics

Author: Gregory L Weiss
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Grassroots Medicine delves into both the history of the free health clinic and the stories of the volunteers, staff members, and patients of the modern free health-care clinic. Through boundless research and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews, this book gives the reader a view into the free health-care community, represented by forty-five clinics - old, new, big, and small - spread throughout ten states and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiss, Gregory L.
Grassroots medicine.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2006
(OCoLC)607790013
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory L Weiss
ISBN: 0742540693 9780742540699 0742540707 9780742540705
OCLC Number: 61167751
Description: xvi, 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An introduction to America's free health clinics --
The emergence of free health clinics --
The first transformation in free health clinics: an increased focus on the uninsured and working poor --
The second transformation in free health clinics: the shift to the medical mainstream --
The third transformation: the move to collective organization --
Re-emergence of a national association --
Free health clinic staff and volunteers --
Patient responses and outcomes --
The future path of free health clinics.
Responsibility: Gregory L. Weiss.
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Grass Roots Medicine describes the emergence of free health clinics in the late 1960s and early 1970s and examines the important transformations that have occurred since the mid-1980s. The book is  Read more...

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