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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Levine, Robert, 1939-
Shock therapy for the American health care system.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger : ABC-CLIO, ©2009
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||1 online resource (viii, 186 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Introduction: addressing the myths about health care reform --
Evolution of the American health care system : the changing physician, organized medicine, and efforts at health care reform --
Evolution of the American health care system : hospitals, the health insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the medical device industry --
Problems with the current health care system --
Malpractice and medical negligence --
Comprehensive health care reform --
Proposals for U.S. health care reform and a brief survey of other nations' health care systems --
Obstacles to comprehensive reform.
|Responsibility:||Robert A. Levine.|
"A veteran physician offers an insider's perspective on problems in the present system for administering and paying for health care. His program of reform is more far-reaching than anything currently