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Old and sick in America : the journey through the health care system

Author: Muriel R Gillick
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press. copyright 2017.
Series: Studies in social medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has steadily grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the office to the hospital to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel R Gillick
ISBN: 9781469635231 1469635232 9781469635248 1469635240
OCLC Number: 1047704084
Description: 1 vol. (XXII-300 pages) ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Studies in social medicine.
Responsibility: Muriel R. Gillick, M.D.

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"Since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965, the American health care system has steadily grown in size and complexity. Muriel R. Gillick takes readers on a narrative tour of American health care, incorporating the stories of older patients as they travel from the office to the hospital to the skilled nursing facility, and examining the influence of forces as diverse as pharmaceutical corporations, device manufacturers, and health insurance companies on their experience"

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With passion and skill, this book offers providers and consumers of health care a rare apolitical analysis of important aspects of the health-care system and how it might be improved.--Library Journal Read more...

 
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