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Getting what we deserve : health and medical care in America

Author: Alfred Sommer
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Humorous, sometimes acerbic, and always well informed, Sommer's thought-provoking book will change the way you look at health care in America.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Sommer
ISBN: 9780801893872 0801893879
OCLC Number: 801066231
Description: 1 vol. (XII-133 p.) : graph., cartes. ; 22 cm
Contents: Genesis : from few to many-in fits and starts --
Disease is the sum of all evils --
Genes : sometimes "destiny," sometimes not --
The complex nature of causality --
The consequences of our own behavior --
Choosing the healthier lifestyle --
From science to policy : the path is anything but linear --
The U.S. health care system --
Who's healthy? Who's not? Why?
Responsibility: Alfred Sommer ...

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An ideal, nonalarmist first book on what needs reforming in American health care. * Booklist * Al Sommer, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a giant in the world Read more...

 
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