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Shock therapy for the American health care system : why comprehensive reform is needed

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
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From a veteran physician comes this remarkably clear-eyed look at what's wrong with how we adminster and pay for health care and what can be done to fix it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levine, Robert, 1939-
Shock therapy for the American health care system.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger : ABC-CLIO, ©2009
(DLC) 2009025228
(DNLM)101508520
(OCoLC)416215377
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Levine
ISBN: 9780313380693 0313380694
OCLC Number: 466442924
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.

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