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A second opinion : rescuing America's healthcare : a plan for universal coverage serving patients over profit

Author: Arnold S Relman
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Physician and patient advocate Arnold Relman discusses health care in the United States; addressing the commercialization of medicine, the consequences of commercialized care, and "consumer-driven" health care; and provides suggestions for reform and commentary on what can be learned from other countries.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold S Relman
ISBN: 9781586484811 1586484818
OCLC Number: 77522742
Notes: "A Century Foundation book."
Description: xvii, 205 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The commercialization of U.S. medicine --
The consequences of commercialized care --
The revolt of the payers --
"Consumer-driven" health care: the new new thing --
The reform we need --
Can we get there? do we want to? --
Lessons from Canada --
An open letter to my colleagues in the medical profession.
Responsibility: Arnold S. Relman.
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In America, healthcare is a business focused increasingly on generating income for insurers and providers rather than providing care for its patients. No other health care system resembles America's,  Read more...

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